Leon County Schools employees prepare as in-person, digital classes begin

Posted at 10:07 AM, Aug 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-31 10:40:23-04

LEON COUNTY, Fla.(WTXL) — Leon County Schools are opening both brick and mortar and digital academy classes Monday.

The district had planned to provide more than 32,000 chromebooks for each student to have regardless of their chosen learning method.

However, delivery for those was delayed to to coronavirus shopping concerns and may not be available before October.

School administrators spent the better part of last week distributing desktop computers to get students ready for both in person and remote learning.

"We're incorporating a hybrid model where our teachers will be teaching our digital academy students as well as our brick and mortar traditional students at the same time," said Marcus Scott, RAA Middle School Principal. "So our digital students will be asked to log in at the time of their scheduled classes from the desktops that we're giving them at home and our teachers will interact and engage with them through the technology."\

The district has staffed a call center to help answer any questions from parents from technology to safety concerns. The center opened Monday at 7 a.m.