"In Central Florida, we have right now one in five kids at a great risk of going to bed hungry every night. We know that we’re putting enough food out the door right now for 250,000 meals a day. We’re still not fully meeting that need that’s out there."
Following months of debate, legal challenges, and a special legislative session on the matter, Florida school districts are forbidden from requiring masks in classrooms unless parents can opt their students out. It’s now law. And districts are complying.
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Santa's Lane, Oakland Dec. 4, 2021
The Mathis sisters of Ocoee — Fiona, 7, Rose, 9 and Mariah, 4 — write letters to Santa during Oakland's Santa's Lane event in the Town Center Dec. 4. "We're going to mail them!" the girls announced excitedly.