State Rep. Randy Fine Releases Statement After School Board Votes to Keep Mask Mandate in Schools
By Space Coast Daily // October 5, 2021
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Following the decision by the Brevard County School Board to keep the face-covering policy for all BPS schools on Tuesday, State Representative Randy Fine released a statement just hours after the meeting concluded.
“The Florida Department of Education has found probable cause that local politicians Misty Belford, Jennifer Jenkins, and Cheryl McDougal violated state law in forcing students to wear masks or be kicked out of school,” said State Rep. Fine.
“At Thursday’s meeting of the State Board of Education, they will be considering funding reductions to BPS that, based on the actions of the Biden Administration, could eliminate all state funding of Brevard Public Schools. Good.
Tin pot thugs like these three need to be held accountable. And there is more action to come,” Fine added.
Fine, who has been a fierce critic of the School Board after the school mask mandate implementation, contends that the School Board is violating Parental Rights and calls the action by the Board illegal.
Fine also serves as chair on the K-12 Appropriations Subcommittee and has vowed he will “use every resource at my disposal to rein in this banana republic government agency. There will be consequences.”
BPS Chair Misty Belford (District 1), Cheryl McDougall (District 2) and Jennifer Jenkins (District 3) voted in favor to keep the mask policy in place.