Broward School Officials Favor Beginning School Year Online Only

If the latest parents' survey is right, about two-thirds of Broward's moms and dads won't be happy with a consensus being reached when it comes to the future of school.

It's looking more and more like South Florida students will need to charge their laptops and tablets at home...

With Miami-Dade and Broward Counties being the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, Broward Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie is vowing the heath of students and staff will not be compromised.

Only about a third of the more than 130,000 parents who participated in the latest survey favor 100% e-leaning opposed to face-to-face schooling and hybrid models.

Runcie talked about what'll happen if conditions do not improve or get worse.

Even though campuses only have skeletal crews now, he told school board members during today's workshop that more than 100 employees and contractors have tested positive.

When the situation improves, then face-to-face learning and hybrid models would be introduced.

Specifics will be ironed out during additional workshops.

School board members agree with the superintendent's recommendations that classes should resume at 100% e-learning with the goal of transitioning into campus learning and hybrid models in the future.

Miami-Dade's School Board is set to meet tomorrow, while Palm Beach's school board is set to vote on their superintendent's recommendation to begin the school year with distance learning with the hope of phasing back to campus learning.

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