This post was published on 08/27/2021.
Land O’ Lakes, FL – (August 27, 2021) – We are aware that Leon County Circuit Judge John C. Cooper has determined that Governor DeSantis’ order banning mask mandates is unconstitutional. At this time the ruling has no impact on Pasco County Schools’ mask-optional policy.
The Governor’s order remains in effect until the final order is submitted. At that time, the Governor is expected to appeal the decision.
To summarize: Today’s ruling has no immediate impact on Pasco County Schools. Masks remain optional for students and staff.