Central Florida school district accused of violating Sunshine Laws after removing crowd ahead of mask mandate vote

State Rep. Randy Fine, R-Brevard County, called Wednesday for an investigation into the chairwoman of the county’s school board, after members of the public were excluded from part of a meeting Tuesday that dealt with school mask requirements.

Fine alleged that board Chairwoman Misty Belford violated Florida’s Sunshine Law during the sometimes-heated meeting.

“It is a bedrock principle of Florida government that public business must be done in front of the public.…