In case you missed it – in an emergency meeting last Friday, the Sarasota County School Board enacted a district-wide mask mandate for students and staff. In doing so, Sarasota became the first majority Republican county to defy state laws blocking local Covid-19
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In a district whose COVID positivity rate that day was a frightening 23.06%, we commend the three Board members who voted to buck the governor’s current irresponsible anti-mask executive order – Shirley Brown, Tom Edwards, Jane Goodwin. And kudos to the voters who elected these important school leaders. From national to local, elections do matter.