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AS MORE CHILDREN TEST POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS PARENTS FACE TOUGH DECISION ABOUT SCHOOL

From Naples Daily News

by Liz Freeman  July 20, 2020

After Etzia Hamilton developed a cough, her intuition kicked in. The 40-year-old mother of three from Lehigh Acres noticed her youngest son, Jayvion, 9, was not himself.  “I knew something was fishy when he put his video game down and took a nap,” she said.
In a matter of days, she learned she and her son were both infected with COVID-19.  READ MORE

 

PARENTS SHOULD DECIDE WHETHER KIDS GO BACK TO SCHOOL, GOVERNOR SAYS 

From The Sun Sentinel

By Angie Dimichele   July 13, 2020

 This week Governor DeSantis said that “parents should have the right to keep their children home from school buildings in the fall”. Notwithstanding the Emergency Order issued by Commissioner Corcoran, the Governor says he advised the Commissioner to work with school districts collaboratively on the issue. READ MORE

 

WITH CORONAVIRUS SCIENCE STILL IFFY, U.S. SCHOOLS HOPE TO REOPEN FOR 56.6 MILLION K-12 STUDENTS 

From The Washington Post 

By Joel Achenbach, Laura Meckler and Chelsea Janes   July 9, 2020 

In just a matter of weeks, tens of millions of children will start a new school year, and what that will look like has become the nation’s thorniest political and epidemiological issue. READ MORE

 

 

 

PLASTIC BARRIERS AND ‘MASK BREAKS’ - FLORIDA SCHOOL DISTRICTS GET CREATIVE WITH PLANS TO REOPEN SCHOOLS 

From Florida Phoenix

By Danielle J. Brown -July 6, 2020

When Jacksonville schools reopen in the fall, students will see their friends again for the first time in months — through the glossy sheen of a plastic divider sitting on their desks.That’s because the Duval County School District recently approved the use of these barriers between seats in computer labs and at desks where social distancing is not practical.
With little direction coming from Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Florida Department of Education, school districts across Florida are on their own to implement reopening plans for the fall. And counties are getting creative. READ MORE

 

DESPITE RISING COVID-19 CASES IN FLORIDA, STATE ORDERS PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO REOPEN IN AUGUST 

From The Miami Herald

BY ANA CEBALLOS - NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA
JULY 06, 2020

Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran on Monday ordered public schools to reopen in August and offer “the full panoply of services” to students and families. READ MORE

 
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