Arizona is among several Republican-led states that have banned mask mandates in schools
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey this week accused the Biden administration of “federal overreach” after the Treasury Department said the state’s educational grants specifically for schools without masks were an improper use of federal coronavirus relief funds.
According to Granthshala 10 in Phoenix, Ducey, a Republican, said, “We have no plans to find out what they’re sending us.” “It will be decided in court. We’re going to give options to kids in Arizona and families in Arizona — what we should be focusing on now is holding the kids.”
The $10 million grant program set up by Ducey in August reportedly gives families $7,000 vouchers if they want to transfer their children from a school to a school without a need.
According to the station, another $163 million grant program DUCE has been created, available only to schools without masks.
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Ducey’s grants “undermine evidence-based efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19,” Deputy Treasury Secretary Wally Ademo wrote in a letter Tuesday, asking the governor to specify that the state within 30 days. how to fix the situation Granthshala 10 informed of.
“Here in Arizona, we trust families to make the best decisions for their children,” Ducey tweeted Tuesday. “It’s clear that President Biden doesn’t feel that way. He’s focused on snatching power from American families by issuing restrictive and dictatorial mandates for his political gain.”
Arizona is among several Republican-led states that have banned mask mandates in schools.
In Florida, the Biden administration was offering federal aid to any school district board members who lost wages by defying Gov.’s ban on masks by Ron DeSantis.
On Thursday, the Florida Board of Education said it would punish schools that continue to defy the ban. The US Department of Education warned that it may be illegal, according to Washington Post.