OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – As Florida continues to see a surge in coronavirus cases, Osceola County school leaders are working to welcome students back for the 2020-2021 academic year with adjusted learning options.
Osceola County Public Schools has been working on details to reopen for in-person learning after the Florida Department of Education issued an executive order telling schools to physically reopen come August.
The school district’s “Ready. Set. Start Smart” plan was submitted to and officially approved by the state on July 17, according to the Florida Department of Education.
.@Osceolaschools "Ready. Set. Start Smart!" Reopening Plan is approved! We’re eager to support #FLschooldistricts & know that they're creating innovative solutions so that students can safely return to school this fall. https://t.co/DT9MvAnHGg @richardcorcoran #reopenFLschools pic.twitter.com/r5EsOFWUFQ— Florida Department of Education (@EducationFL) July 17, 2020
Here’s what you need to know about the district’s back-to-school plan:
Start date: Aug. 24
The Osceola County School Board voted Tuesday night to delay the start of the school year from Aug. 10 to Aug. 24.
Click here to see how the school calendar has changed with the new school start date.