Central Florida school districts react to remote learning extension

Funding for remote learning remains unclear

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. – Central Florida school districts are responding after the Florida Department of Education announced Wednesday the state is allowing districts to continue distance and remote learning for the spring semester.

News 6 contacted local school districts to get their reactions. Seminole County Public Schools spokesperson Michael Lawrence said this will allow students, parents and teachers to continue having more learning options.

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“We want to keep all of those options on the table and available to those families because we know everyone is in a different scenario,” Lawrence said.

Lawrence added they want to continue offering more choices for parents at least through the remainder of the school year.

“And allow us to reevaluate that at the end of this school year and hopefully things on the COVID-19 front are a little bit better and looking good, in which case we can have a normal school year next year,” he said.

The state announced it will allow remote and distance learning to continue in the spring, but the second executive order is still being finalized. It’s unclear if funding will be changed in the new order.

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