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Leon County Schools looks ahead to next academic school year

Preparations begin as uncertainty remains
Posted at 6:16 PM, May 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-12 18:16:26-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — While Leon County Schools doesn't have the ultimate say on when or how students will return, superintendent Rocky Hanna says they are preparing for any scenario.

Since the pandemic is so unpredictable, Hanna says getting all 34,000 students back in classrooms is just one of many options.

Another is moving schools to half capacity with a certain number of students and teachers in classrooms.

While they await a decision from the governor and the Florida Department of Education, they are prepping for any scenario.

"We all want all 34,000 students back in our brick and mortar schools with face-to-face instruction," said Hanna. "But just in case it doesn't, we need to have a plan in place."

The option of keep students on distance learning is in play as well.

A retreat scenario is being put on the table, just in case another outbreak or second wave of the virus takes place and they have to close schools down again.

Hanna says these are all being discussed by the district as they finish out the school year.

He says that while it is not up to the district to decide, they want to be as prepared as possible.

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