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As COVID-19 caseload mounts, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis sued by teachers over school reopening plan

USA Today |

In its lawsuit filed in Miami state circuit court, the Florida Education Association said the school reopening order violates the Florida Constitution, which requires that a “uniform, efficient, safe, secure and high quality system” of public schools exist.

Joining the FEA in the lawsuit are several teachers, along with the NAACP state chapter and its national organization. Defendants are DeSantis, Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran and Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez.

The union says decisions about the reopening of schools — whether in-person, online or a hybrid system — should be made at the local level.