Four Florida School Districts Are Prepared for Distance Learning


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March 17, 2020

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Four Florida School Districts Are Prepared for Distance Learning
~ Duval, Union, Sumter and Collier will begin implementing distance learning ~

Tallahassee, Fla., March 17, 2020 – Today, the Florida Department of Education praised Duval, Union, Sumter and Collier district leaders for their commitment to implementing distance learning once the districts’ extended spring breaks conclude. While the rest of Florida’s school districts will remain on an extended spring break through April 15, these four school districts will begin distance learning education while their campuses remain closed until April 15. The department has been working with individual districts to ensure students are still learning while they are out of the classroom.

“It is essential that students do not fall behind and are still receiving instruction, even when they are not in the classroom,” said Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran. “I praise these districts for being prepared to swiftly implement distance learning. It is crucial that we keep students safe and healthy, and I will continue working with each and every district to ensure that they have all the resources necessary as we respond to COVID-19.”

Last week, Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran strongly recommended that Florida school districts extend spring breaks following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issuing guidance specific to COVID-19 in Florida. Miami-Dade County was the first district in the state to share their distance learning plan, and remaining school districts are currently taking preventive measures as they prepare for possible implementation of distance learning.

For further information on resources that are being provided to students in Duval, Union, Sumter and Collier school districts, please contact the local school district office.

For more information on COVID-19, please visit http://www.fldoe.org/em-response/index.stml.

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