Will Florida lawmakers punish school board members for challenging HB 7069?

Shortly after the Broward County School Board voted Wednesday to sue the Florida Legislature over its controversial education bill, speculation quickly turned to which other boards might join the cause.

Many seemed to be waiting to see if anyone would jump first before committing, Florida School Boards Association executive director Andrea Messina said. They’re likely to start the conversations now, Messina suggested.

But she added a caveat: If lawmakers seek retribution against the boards that get involved — and let’s not forget committees resume their work in September — others might shy away.

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