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Leon County Schools expect to release 'blended learning plan'

Hanna's main goal is to get seniors graduated
Posted at 6:37 PM, Mar 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-18 18:37:17-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Leon County Schools is expecting students to return April 15, and, starting next week, continue their course studies online.

LCS is expecting to push out a blended academic learning plan which will include both online and physical worksheets and packets.

"There are no end of course exams, no FSA's will be administered, no AP test, no IB exams," superintendent Rocky Hanna said. "Which then begs for many, many questions."

Hanna says the question is how the school board will promote students without state testing since 135 hours is required for every individual course by law.

They say they will find out more information at a later meeting.

Hanna says his main goal is to get graduating seniors their diplomas and to have a ceremony. He even said that if he has to hand deliver diplomas to each graduating senior, he will do just that.

If students return to in-person classes on April 15, the school year would be extended until May 29.

"The last thing I want to do is hold our seniors up and push school into June or July," said Hanna.

The biggest issue is the potential financial burden. Currently, it costs the district $450 thousand per day in teacher salaries alone.

This is a developing story.