State threatens Miami private school that told vaccinated students to stay home

MIAMI – The Florida Department of Education has said it will investigate a private Miami school over its controversial policy telling parents to keep their children at home for 30 days after being vaccinated against COVID-19.

The state also threatened to withdraw funds if Centner Academy policies violated the law.

“Recently, it has come to our attention that your schools may use attendance policies that require parents of newly vaccinated students to quarantine their children for an unreasonable, unnecessary and unduly burdensome time before returning for instruction. in person, ”the Florida Department of Education said. letter to the school said Thursday.

“If our investigation reveals that your schools’ policies do not comply with these legal rights and obligations, understand that the ensuing action – up to and including revocation of scholarship eligibility and funding. your schools – will be both swift and decisive, ”the letter added.

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He set a deadline of 5 p.m. Friday for the school to respond and confirm that its policies comply with the law.

The private school with campuses in the Design District and Edgewater made headlines in the spring for a controversial email warning staff against getting a COVID-19 vaccine.

Regarding the vaccine quarantine imposed on students, the school’s co-founder, David Centner, emailed Local 10 News saying his recent letter to families was based on their priorities for “well-being. of students and their sense of security in our educational environment. . The email also states that the school’s policy is based on its interpretation of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine testing protocols and “many anecdotal cases.”

Dr Aileen Marty, an infectious disease expert at Florida International University, said the school’s policy was not based on scientific facts.

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“It’s not written by someone who has an understanding of science, it’s that simple. It’s pure fiction,” Marty said. “It’s very destructive because it induces people in error, and because it comes from an educational institution, it is even more misleading, because there are people who are just not familiar with science and they can easily, unfortunately, be misled into fault.”

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“It’s a fact, it’s not a matter of opinion,” Marty added. “It’s a fact, there is no virus in a messenger RNA vaccine. Period.”

Local 10 News had an appointment scheduled to speak with the school’s owner and co-founder, Leila Centner, on Monday afternoon. She didn’t show up.

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Read the letter below:

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