Chancellor of Public Schools Clarifies Executive Orders Impact on Public Schools

Florida Chancellor of Public Schools Jacob Oliva sent the email below to all School Superintendents in Florida Monday, May 3, 2021, to inform them that neither of the Executive Orders recently enacted by Gov. Ron DeSantis regarding COVID-19 protocols impacts school districts or individual schools.

He went on to say: "Neither EO-21-101 nor EO-21-102 impact any school district’s policies for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year."

The School Board of Manatee County has already publicly noticed that it will review and amend policy 8450, regarding “Control of Casual-Contact Communicable Diseases,” as needed during the School Board meeting scheduled for Tuesday, May 25, 2021.

That being the case, all School District of Manatee County students and employees will continue to be required to wear face masks and follow other district COVID-19 protocols until further notice.


Email Below from Chancellor of Public Schools Jacob Oliva

Dear Superintendents,

Please see guidance below in reference to EO-21-101 and EO-21-102 released today by Governor DeSantis.

Please let me know if you have any questions or need further explanation regarding this guidance.

Thanks,
Jacob

Guidance on State of Florida’s Executive Orders 21-101 and 21-102

Questions have arisen over the impacts of the Executive Orders EO-21-101, which is not effective until July 1, 2021, and EO-21-102, which is effective immediately.

To clarify, EO-21-102 only impacts city and county governments, and does NOT impact school districts and individual schools.
Moreover, EO-21-101 and EO-21-102 only impacts restrictive COVID-19 orders/ordinances that are adopted through emergency enactment.

Neither EO-21-101 nor EO-21-102 impact any school district’s policies for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year.