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By Chevon T. Baccus APR
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Major Donor to Local Schools Calls for Mandatory Masks, Vaccines


Last updated 7/30/2021 at 1:23pm

Venture capitalist and philanthropist Henry McCance

Some viewed his email as a threat to withhold future funding, but Henry McCance says that's not what he intended.

The largest donor to Lake Wales Charter schools, McCance says he just wants officials to know that he expects them to show "leadership" to ensure students can safely attend school in-person this year. His recommendation: Mandatory vaccines for all teachers and staff and mandatory masks for students, teachers and staff.

"I feel strongly enough about these issues that my future philanthropic support of LWCS will depend on how well you navigate these challenges," McCance wrote in...

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