ORLANDO, Fla. – As the number of coronavirus cases in the Sunshine State continues to grow, state officials have ordered all Florida school districts to practice distance learning until students can return to school.
Earlier this month and in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Ron DeSantis and Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran said students would not return to school until at least May 1.
“The containment of COVID-19 is essential, and this is not a decision we made lightly. Districts have taken action and have instituted distance learning as a necessary precaution to protect students, educators, families, and Florida’s overall public health,” Corcoran said.
Since the announcement, Central Florida school district officials have worked to come up with plans that work best for their teachers and students to tackle learning from outside the classroom.
Here’s how each Central Florida school district plans to handle it:
Teacher-facilitated distance learning for PreK-12 students will begin March, according to Orange County Public School’s website. County officials say your student’s teacher will communicate the specifics.