State Rep. Randy Fine Releases Statement After BPS School Board Votes to Extend Mask Mandate 30-Days

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Fine: I will use every resource at my disposal to rein in this banana republic government agency

ABOVE VIDEO: The School Board for Brevard Public Schools is scheduled to hold a regular meeting in Viera on Tuesday.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Following the Brevard Public Schools Board decision to continue a mask mandate across K-12 schools, State Rep. Randy Fine released a statement on Wednesday.

“In Tallahassee for the first Interim Committee Week of the 2022 Legislative Session! Just held the first meeting of the committee I chair, the K-12 Appropriations Subcommittee, and we began the discussion of how we will hold the politicians who have illegally forced student mask mandates accountable.

“I am aware that three politicians broke the law again last night in Brevard voting for another student mask mandate, and rest assured, I will use every resource at my disposal to rein in this banana republic government agency. There will be consequences.”

Fine has been vocal proponent of the Parents’ Bill of Rights and believes the decision for children to wear a mask should be left up to the parents, not the School Board.

During the Tuesday night meeting, BPS voted 3-2 to extend the mask mandate across K-12 schools for 30 days.

The measure will extend the mask policy 30-days until October 30, unless otherwise directed by the School Board, according BPS Board Members.

The 5-hour meeting was held at the Educational Services Facility located at 2700 Judge Fran Jamieson Way in Viera.

The meeting featured near 3-hours of public comment by various community leaders and parents of BPS students.

The mandate, which was put into place on August 30, was set to expire at the end of this month. The Board also changed language in the emergency mask mandate to allow people to remove masks while indoors if they are socially distanced by at least six feet. That part of the policy goes into effect on September 29.