Florida educators file lawsuit after state forces schools to reopen this fall

Florida educators file lawsuit after state forces schools to reopen this fall

Florida educators file lawsuit after state forces schools to reopen this fall

He encouraged creative solutions and offered flexibility to school districts, teachers and families as everyone navigates the new - and ever-changing - normal. He also said that teachers should be given the option to work remotely as well.

Fedrick Ingram, president of the Florida Education Association, said on NBC's "TODAY" show on Tuesday that with coronavirus cases surging in the state, returning to school buildings in August would not be safe.

The lawsuit calls on DeSantis, state education commissioner Richard Corcoran and the mayor of Miami county to desist "from unnecessarily and unconstitutionally forcing millions of public-school students and employees to report to unsafe brick and mortar schools".

A July 14 document prepared for the White House Coronavirus Task Force noted that 18 states, including Florida, are in a "red zone, ' which are areas that have recorded more than 100 new cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 population in the past week or a positivity rate above 10 percent". "But we want to do it safely". "I think if you look at a hospitalized patient now given treatment early, they're doing better than patients were doing in March and April when the pandemic really first hit".

"I hope they never need convalescent plasma, I can tell you", said OneBlood CEO George Scholl as he talked about the need for plasma donations.

Now dealing with a lawsuit, DeSantis is trying to juggle between the needs of teachers and students, and the will of the Florida Department of Education. "Let's be flexible", he said.

Protestors yelled and banged on the windows outside the OneBlood headquarters in Orlando for over 10 minutes during a COVID-19 press conference by the governor on Monday, July 20, all the while Gov. Ron DeSantis ignored the commotion and continued to ask Floridians with COVID-19 antibodies donate plasma to help treat current patients. People have said they submitted their contact information at a COVID-19 testing site, but after seeing how long the line was, they decided not to wait an hour or more to get the test.

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