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Wakulla County Schools plan to reopen on August 13

Posted at 2:09 PM, Jun 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-24 14:15:46-04

WAKULLA COUNTY, Fla.(WTXL) — Wakulla County Schools have announced a reopening date for the 2020-2021 school year.

According to Wakulla County School Superintendent Bobby Pearce, August 13 will be the first day of school for all students.

Pearce says it will be a half day.

Currently safety guidelines recommend that students wear a mask, but the school board is not requiring the students to do so.

Officials say they will provide a mask for those students that do not have one but want one.

Additionally, other safety precautions will be in place to screen students as they board a bus and arrive at school each day.

This will include touch free temperature checks and symptom screening.

Staff will be performing disinfectant applications before, during and after school to keep our buildings sanitized. Safety protocols are of the utmost importance.

Schools will still have open house this year, however it will be modified to limit the number of students and parents on site on any given night.

The County says specific details on safety procedures will be released in the coming weeks.

Should you need advice or help in making educational decisions for your child please feel free to contact your child’s school center or the Wakulla School Board Office at (850) 926-0065.