- In August, the US Department of Education began investigating mask bans in five states.
- Florida was initially excluded from the group, which includes Iowa, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Utah.
- The department’s Office of Civil Rights is seeking to ensure students are “safely accessing in-person education.”
Florida has been added to the group of states being investigated by the US Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights over its ban on school mask mandates.
In a letter sent Friday, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Suzanne B.