Broward's embattled Superintendent recommending masks be optional next month, but Robert Runcie says this could change as COVID cases continue surging. Runcie follows in the footsteps of Miami-Dade Superintendent Alberto Carvalho who also recommends optional masks. Governor Ron DeSantis want to ban the mask requirement completely. The Broward School Board will discuss Runcie's recommendation at a workshop next week. The CDC says vaccinated teachers and students do not need to wear masks next school year, but the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends all children over the age of 2 wear masks regardless of vaccination status.