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Jefferson Starts Remote Learning

School buses are parked in a row, ready for drivers.
Steve Harvey

Spring break is over in Jefferson County, but because of coronavirus students won’t be returning to the classroom for at least the next few weeks. School Superintendent Marianne Arbulu explains what Jefferson is doing to make sure students are still learning.

“For Jefferson Somerset school students our regular school busses are going out daily. They will be delivering instructional packets for the students to use at home, and every day they will be delivering meals--breakfast and lunch for the student," Arbulu said.

As of now, students are expected to return to campus on April 15. But as the virus continues to spread that could change. Arbulu says right now, school officials are assessing the plan as they go along and will make changes if necessary.

Breakfast and lunch is also available to residents of Jefferson County under the age of 18 through Florida's Summer BreakSpot program.

Blaise Gainey is a State Government Reporter for WFSU News. Blaise hails from Windermere, Florida. He graduated from The School of Journalism at the Florida A&M University. He formerly worked for The Florida Channel, WTXL-TV, and before graduating interned with WFSU News. He is excited to return to the newsroom. In his spare time he enjoys watching sports, Netflix, outdoor activities and anything involving his daughter.