Education Dept. Will Reimburse Florida District That Had Funds Held Over Mask Mandate
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The U.S. Department of Education has made good on its promise to reimburse a Florida school district that is being penalized for defying its state's mask mandate ban.
Education Dept. Will Reimburse Florida District That Had Funds Held Over Mask Mandate Enlarge this image toggle caption Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images The U.S. Department of Education announced Thursday that it would send roughly $148,000 to one Florida school district, Alachua County Public Schools, reimbursing it for money that has been withheld by the state. The award is the first under the department's new Project to Support America's Families and Educators (Project SAFE) grant program and the latest salvo in an escalating fight over masking in schools between…