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Leon County School Board hosts final reopening meeting Tuesday night

Posted at 6:49 PM, Aug 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-25 18:49:26-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The Leon County School Board is holding their final meeting before the start of school on Tuesday night, putting the final touches on their reopening plans.

Board members say they are confident they have a good plan going into this unusual school year. It’s likely they'll review safety procedures and how different schools will look this year.

With more than 51 percent of the district's students learning digitally, classrooms will be much smaller.

The district has put in place a help center and a parent academy to assist with any technical issues.

When in school and being transported on buses, those masks must be on and disinfecting will take place multiple times throughout the day, along with coronavirus isolation rooms if someone gets sick.

School board member Darryl Jones says they are optimistic about their plans.

"I am confident and I want our parents and our community to share in my confidence in the reopening of schools," Jones said.

The board has a seven-person coronavirus response team that will advise the district of any changes locally.