JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran sent a letter to the state Board of Education on Tuesday recommending the board “use its enforcement powers” against Alachua County Public Schools after the district defied a statewide order allowing students to opt out of wearing a face mask without a doctor’s note.

Corcoran sent the letter ahead of a Tuesday evening state board meeting where members are expected to decide whether to impose sanctions, including withholding funds, from the school districts in Alachua and Broward counties for going against the order.

The Alachua County School Board put in place a two-week mask mandate for students that began Aug. 10, but students are able to opt out with a doctor’s note.

According to Corcoran, because the district requires parents

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