Hillsborough Schools Back to the Classroom on Aug 31st

August 13, 2020

By: Staff Report

TAMPA, Fla. – Hillsborough School Superintendent Addison Davis announced today, “All students begin school virtually on August 24. One week later, on August 31, we will transition to brick and mortar for students whose parents want them to come back.”

This comes after opposition from the state on the Hillsborough School Board Vote to delay brick and mortar school opening for 4-weeks.

“I have been diligently working to come to a compromise with the Florida Department of Education regarding our reopening plans,” Hillsborough Superintendent Addison Davis said in a statement. “Unfortunately, FLDOE has rejected two different phased-in models our district proposed that would have delayed our brick and mortar opening while ensuring our most vulnerable student populations were served in a face-to-face capacity.”

Davis added at a press conference Thursday, “Palm Beach has adjusted their plan as well, to comply with the State emergency order, because openly, you know, its a lot of money. Over $200 Million to potentially, lose from the state for our organization.”

To reiterate:
All Hillsborough School District students will start school on August 24th, virtually. Brick and mortar schools will transition on Aug 31st.

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