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Leon County Schools plan to reopen on August 10, parents can opt into online learning option

Leon County Schools
Posted at 10:18 AM, Jun 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-17 10:24:24-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Superintendent Rocky Hanna says that Leon County Schools are planning to reopen to students on August 10.

Hanna made the announcement during the first Re-Open Task Force meeting on Wednesday.

As part of that reopening plan, parents will be able to decide for themselves if they want to send their children back to schools.

Parents will also have the option to continue utilizing virtual learning for their child via a semester to semester commitment. That means parents who choose virtual learning for their children in the fall will commit to distance learning from August through December.

Once that semester is over, parents will again be able to decide if they want to send their children back to school.

Starting on July 6, LCS will be asking every parent to provide their school notice on whether their children will attend in-person, utilize the Digital Academy or use other virtual options. Parents will have until July 10 to make their final decision.

During the call, Hanna stressed that safety was the main priority for officials going forward as schools reopen in August.

The specific details surrounding their reopening plan, like whether students will be required to wear masks, will be worked out through Task Force meetings over the course of next week.

You can watch the full press conference below:

This is a developing story. We are working to update this story with more details.