FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – After the Miami-Dade County School Board decided to begin reopening schoolhouses on Oct. 5, the Broward County School Board will be meeting on Thursday morning to consider doing the same.
Both counties are under pressure from Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran to reopen sooner than Oct. 14. Broward School Board Chair Donna Korn said Broward Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie shared Corcoran’s request with school board members.
Broward County Teachers Union President Anna Fusco said many teachers and administrators don’t feel ready to come back to schools so soon. She also said she believes the school board will do what is right for Broward County.
“It just doesn’t make sense to rush it,” Fusco said.
The Florida Department of Health has already started to track COVID-19 cases associated with schools that have already reopened.
Parents of Broward County public school students can submit public comments before the Thursday morning meeting by submitting this form. There is a 400-word limit.
- Broward private school teacher resigns after refusing to take down Black Lives Matter flag
- See the COVID-19 cases confirmed in your children’s schools
- Coronavirus: Florida reports 1,948 new cases Wednesday, 174 resident deaths
- Broward superintendent has no intention of changing agreed upon start of school date
- Broward School Board to hold emergency meeting Thursday to discuss state’s demand to re-open classrooms by Oct. 5
The Broward County School Board will have an Emergency Board Meeting on Thursday, October 1 at 10:30 a.m. to discuss the @browardschools Reopening Plan. To submit public comment (400-word maximum), click on the link here: https://t.co/sFJCF4xtsj pic.twitter.com/mS7pU8DVkV— Broward Schools (@browardschools) September 29, 2020