Gov. Ron DeSantis Plans to ‘fully open’ Florida’s K-12 Schools in the Fall

June 11, 2020

By: Staff Report

TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Ron DeSantis wants Florida’s K-12 schools to reopen in the fall at “full capacity.”

Thursday, Gov. DeSantis announced state recommendations for a return to on-campus instruction in the upcoming school year, saying final plans for exactly if and how schools will reopen will be decided at a local level.

“We believe those are locally driven decisions,” he said. “We believe what that looks like may look different in Brevard [County] than it does in Miami-Dade [County] than it does in Baker County, and so we want to empower not just the superintendents, but all the local stakeholders to be able to craft a solution that makes the most sense for that area.”

The plan calls for opening campuses at full capacity at the start of the academic school year in adherence to guidelines and recommendations from state, local and national health officials.

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