PETITION FOR REMOVAL OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS AND SUPERINTENDENT
PETITION TO FLORIDA GOVERNOR RON DESANTIS FOR REMOVAL OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS AND SUPERINTENDENT
Indian River County School District Out of Compliance with EO21-175
At the August 24, 2021 school board business meeting, three school board members decided to knowingly break the law and failed to respect parental rights by making face coverings MANDATORY for all students in Pre-K through 8th grades while indoors when social distancing is not possible and while utilizing school transportation. Parents can opt-out their child(ren) ONLY with medical exemptions or due to needs outlined in their IEP or Section 504 Plan indicating that they need this accommodation. These requirements were fully implemented on Monday, August 30, 2021. See YouTube of business meeting here, timestamp 2:54:26.
This course of action clearly violates Executive Order Number 21-175, the Parental Bill of Rights, and Emergency Rule 64DER21-12 and will result with the initial step of reducing our school state funding (see Commissioner Richard Corcoran Announces the Withholding of Funds in Alachua and Broward Counties for their Continued Violation of State Law).
Therefore, We, the undersigned, being qualified residents and citizens of Indian River County Florida, hereby call on Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to remove each school board member (Mara Schiff, Peggy Jones, and Brian Barefoot) who voted in favor of mandatory facial coverings without allowing for “opt-out” by parents, except for the reason of documented medical exemption and approval note from a “Florida licensed doctor,” as well as the removal of the Superintendent (David Moore) who recommended this course of action. These actions are in clear violation of the Governor’s executive order 21-175, the Florida Department of Health’s Emergency Rule 64DER21-12, and the "Parental Bill of Rights" HB241.