School in six Central Florida counties starts on Monday

First day of classes is Aug. 24 for Osceola, Flagler, Brevard, Sumter, Marion and Lake students

Parents in several Central Florida counties are getting their kids ready to go back to school.

Monday marks the first day of school for students in Osceola, Flagler, Brevard, Sumter, Marion and Lake counties.

In Marion County, school district officials said 70% of students signed up for traditional learning with the remainder of students learning online.

On Friday, Emerald Shores Elementary School principal Stacy Houston said the school was putting the final touches on their safety measures.

"We've had our assistant principal going around painting blue marks so that students can see how far six feet is. Teachers are calling asking if we can see their room set up to make sure everything's okay," Houston said.

In Brevard County, pallets of personal protective equipment were delivered to every school.

But as of Friday, 5,500 students were still unregistered. The district said many parents weren't sure about the different learning options.

Rockledge High School Spanish teacher Lucha Hunt said it's coming down to the wire for teachers.


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