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Thank you… President Biden for Making Our Children a Priority…

We truly must appreciate President Biden and Education Secretary, Miguel Cardona… for giving their support to our schools…They are dealing with such divisiveness in Republican controlled states that are putting our children’s lives in jeopardy…

They are giving the necessary funds to those school districts that are being penalized for, upholding mask requirements…

So many of our children are being affected in these Republican controlled states;

In particular, we here in Florida, Governor DeSantis is even refusing to comply with court rulings… about masks…

U.S. Department of Education has opened investigation on FL’s mask policies and possible violations of federal law…

The USDE sent a letter on Friday notifying Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran that the investigation will look into the state’s mask policies and possible violations of federal law that protect the rights of people with disabilities…

In addition, The Department of Education is promising to support school districts that get penalized for their COVID-19 protocols, unveiling on Thursday a grant program to provide the districts funding…

The agency on Thursday unveiled Project Supporting America’s Families and Education (SAFE), which will provide funding for districts that had money withheld because they implemented measures such as universal indoor masking…

The department said the money can be used to restore the withheld funding, such as paying school board members or superintendents who had their pay cut. The agency also said the funding will help districts improve student safety and well-being by moving forward with strategies to reduce COVID-19 transmission in schools…

The agency said it intends to invite school districts to apply for grants in the “coming weeks,” and plans to make awards available “on an ongoing basis.”

It was so needed that Biden took aim at those states in his speech on Thursday…

To all school officials trying to do the right thing by our children, I’ll always be on your side. Right now, local school officials are trying to keep children safe in a pandemic while their governor picks a fight, and even threatens their salaries or their jobs. Talk about bullying in schools. if these governors won’t help … I’ll use my power as president to get them out of the way,”

Education Secretary Miguel Cardona said in a statement on Thursday …

“We should be thanking districts for using proven strategies that will keep schools open and safe, not punishing them.”…

How I so appreciate the federal government’s strong leadership in protecting our children, and providing the necessary funding our schools need especially when they are being penalized for their decision making…in keeping our children safe in these most challenging of times…

Biden Administration to Take On Governors Intimidating School Officials, Blocking Masks

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Retired elementary, public school teacher; all thirty-eight years in Florida... Now spending my time advocating for our children, and their right to strong public school education...With an appreciation for the arts and the beauty in each day…

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