Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at the opening of a monoclonal antibody site last month in Pembroke Pines, Fla. DeSantis has sought to block schools from requiring masks for students. Marta Lavandier/AP hide caption toggle caption Marta Lavandier/AP Back To School: Live Updates Florida Is Blocking Money From 2 School Districts Over Mask Mandates, Defying A Judge August 31, 2021 A judge ruled Gov. Ron DeSantis' ban on school mask mandates "is without legal authority" and can't be enforced. But that's not stopping the State Board of Education from withholding paychecks.