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Leon County Schools will switch to mail-system to distribute paper instruction packets

Posted at 6:38 PM, Apr 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-08 17:22:23-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — In an effort to help minimize exposure to COVID-19 for everyone involved, Leon County Schools will be moving to a mail-only system to get hard copies of school assignments to students who need them.

A spokesperson for the district confirmed to ABC 27 that they expect to give a hard date for the switch over to the mail-only system sometime next week.

Right now, they're working with each school to make sure they have the time they need to execute their individual plans.

At this point, they say a "large portion" of students that need paper packets have already been identified by their schools.

Any plan the district carries forward will follow social-distancing standards.

As schools are executing those plans for packet distribution via a mail system, face coverings, gloves and other personal protective equipment will be utilized as needed.

Parents are encouraged to continue to call, email or use other remote methods to communicate their questions, comments, or concerns to their individual schools.

To contact Leon County Schools or find information about your individual school, click here.

Last week, after Gov. DeSantis issued a safer-at-home order, Leon County Schools closed their offices to the public.

On March 30, Florida Department of Education Commissioner Richard Cocoran ordered all Florida school campuses remain closed to students through May 1st, 2020.

To keep students engaged in learning, LCS announced that they would be transitioning to distance learning and making materials available online. To access those materials, click here.

For Leon County Schools' latest updates on their COVID-19 response, click here.