Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy is the only Brevard County school, public or private to require masks for the coming school year. Governor DeSantis has banned public schools from requiring masks.
As coronavirus cases surge statewide and Gov. Ron DeSantis has barred public school districts from requiring masks, private schools are free to make their own decisions on mandates.
Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy, which has 800 students in preschool through 12th grade, is the only reported Brevard County private school to have a mask requirement this year. Catholic schools are strongly recommending but not requiring the use of masks.
State Rep. Randy Fine, a Palm Bay Republican, suggested Monday to parents dissatisfied with the lack of mask mandates at public schools that they utilize the state’s voucher system to send their children to a private school with a mask requirement.
HTEA posted this letter from its president, Dr. Katherine Cobb. An extract,
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