School Board of Broward County members voted 5-3 on Tuesday to make the use of face masks optional at public high schools starting Monday.
The school board will “strongly encourage” high school students to wear face masks on campus, but parents will be able to follow an opt-out process.
The universal indoor face mask mandate will remain in place for middle schools and elementary schools.
Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order on July 30th to ban face masks mandates.
The Broward school board voted in favor of a face mask mandate on Aug. 12 and started to enforce it on Aug. 18.