Florida Education Association set to take legal action against state’s emergency order regarding schools

Teacher lawsuit, suing the state of Florida

The Florida Education Association is set to take legal action against state’s and its emergency order requiring schools to open for in-person learning, five days a week.

The FEA is holding a press conference at 1 p.m. to discuss the lawsuit. Click here to read.

Ahead of the announcement of the lawsuit, FEA created a petition with requirements that they feel must be met before schools reopen in-person five days a week.

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They want community spread below 10%, before schools reopen. They also want:

  • The ability to keep class sizes small enough for proper social distancing of six feet.
  • The ability to quickly check temperatures of all students and staff.
  • The ability to limit access to school campuses to only students and staff.
  • The ability to reduce the number of students on buses to allow for social distancing.
  • Touch-free hand sanitizer stations in every classroom and office, as well as multiple stations in cafeterias and other large common areas, plus refills that are readily available.
  • Availability of sufficient soap and paper towels.
  • The ability to sanitize school buses after each route and entire schools every two hours.
  • The ability to change lunch routines to allow for proper social distancing of six feet.
  • Properly training of all students and staff on ways to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

The FEA also wants Gov. DeSantis to ask Sens. Rubio and Scott to help pass the HEROES Act to get hazard pay.