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Leon County Schools employees to transition to at-home working

Posted at 6:37 PM, Apr 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-02 19:58:19-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — At Thursday's press conference, Leon County superintendent Rocky Hanna said the number one priority for the district is to keep students and staff safe during the coronavirus pandemic.

To do this, Hanna says the district is tightening some restrictions on employees comings and going of their workplaces.

"Beginning tomorrow, on Friday, following the governor's order, our schools will be closed to the public," said Hanna. "Now, the phone lines will remain open. You can make appointments as necessary. But the offices will not be open for people to come in and out. All of our employees will be moving to transition to work from a distance, back at their homes."

Phase 1 od LCS academic paln started this week, with the district distributing packets to students to keep them learning while not in the classroom, and continues through next Friday, April 10.

One issue for students and parents is the subject math.

"So I've gotten a lot of feedback around math and how difficult some of these problems are for parents to help their students, even with elementary school math," Hanna said. "So, what we've done is, we've created a series of video tutorials. Those tutorials will be uploaded on our learn at home page and also on the LCS YouTube page."

The district's hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

They also opened a hotline, (850 )518-0077, available from 3 p.m to 6 p.m.