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Manatee County Schools to discuss reopening plan Thursday

Posted at 6:51 AM, Jul 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-09 19:15:35-04

MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. — The Manatee County School District is having a workshop on Thursday to discuss reopening plans for the 2020-2021 school year.

At the meeting, leaders will talk about how they plan to staff elementary, middle and high schools for this upcoming school year. Board members will review the framework for the district’s strategic plan and leaders will also talk about the finalization of the reopening plan.

The superintendent presented the district’s original plan during a workshop on June 25. That plan included a hybrid schedule of in-person and online classes for middle and high school students.

Elementary school students would return to classrooms full time.

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School officials are working to figure out how they can now adjust their plans.

Some board members say they will likely make changes due to the new emergency order from the Commissioner of Education for schools to reopen five days a week.

This is all in preparation for the final approval of the plan at next week’s special meeting.

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The meeting starts at 1 p.m. on Thursday.