Jefferson County School District Is Drafting Reopening Plans For The Fall
The Jefferson County School District is working out its reopening plans for the fall. Superintendent Marianne Arbulu says students may have the option to physically come to school on some days and virtually on others:
"Kind of a couple of days on, [a] couple of days off with active remote learning going on while the students [are] at home—and again—that is in draft mode and may or may not be implemented."
Arbulu says implementing the hybrid option will depend on student and parent demand for it. Jefferson County will still be required to open schools physically five days a week in the fall. That's due to an order by Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran.
Other unknowns in the district's plans include whether students should wear face masks inside and how to handle school lunches. Arbulu says the cafeteria will be closed:
"Food is going to be brought to the students... And obviously, if we have an opportunity for the students to go outside and eat—that's a break. You know? That's a good thing. So, we'll try to take advantage of those opportunities as much as possible."
School Districts have a July 31 deadline to submit reopening plans to the state.