A Florida judge blocked a state order that forced schools to open physically in August, but his ruling came too late for the Lake County School Board.
Lake County - like its neighbors in Marion and Sumter and other Florida counties - already complied with the order, starting school on Monday or earlier.
The Lake County board previously asked Gov. Ron DeSantis to restore local control — and judge’s ruling did that, although the state is planning to appeal.
On Monday night, the board tackled the issue.