Pasco County Schools Reopening Information and Update

July 21, 2020

By: Staff Report

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. – UPDATE: Pasco County Schools vote yes on a two-week delayed start.

Many school districts in the Tampa Bay area have delayed the opening of the school year. Polk County has delayed their opening until at least Aug 24, 2020.

On Monday, the largest teachers union in Florida, filed a lawsuit against State officials, “to safeguard the health and welfare of public school students, educators and the community at large,” the association said in a press release.

UPDATE: Pasco County Schools vote yes on a two-week delayed start.

The plan looks like this:

  • Families were given a choice to send their kids back to school or to enroll them in mySchool Online, which requires students to follow the standard school schedule or virtual school, which offers flexible scheduling.
  • Pasco County Schools will require masks for students, staff, and visitors in the fall. 
  • All school buildings will be cleaned thoroughly after school and during the day. Ongoing cleaning protocols will be implemented. Buses will be sanitized after all morning drop-offs and at the end of the day. Cleaning protocols will be implemented between runs.
  • Sick employees and students will be required to remain at home.
  • Large gatherings will be limited to numbers that allow for social distancing.
  • Social distancing will be enforced wherever possible.
  • Schools are still set to reopen Aug. 24.
  • For Pasco’s Full Reopening Plan, Click here.

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