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Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran wants all Florida students back in the classroom

Richard Corcoran
House Redistricting Chairman Rep. Richard Corcoran, R-Land O’ Lakes, smiles on the floor of the House of Representatives Thursday, August 7, 2014, at the Capitol in Tallahassee, Fla. Legislators are meeting for a rare summer one-week special session, to redraw the boundary lines of two congressional districts ruled unconstitutional last month. (AP Photo/Phil Sears)

The Florida Education Commissioner is on a mission to get all of the students back in the classroom.

With parents having to rearrange their work schedule’s to accommodate online learning and no longer dropping kids off at school, how will this affect parents and kids in the long run?

On Wednesday Commissioner Corcoran stated that the state’s goal is to get all of the students back in the classroom and return funding to normal, pre-pandemic levels.

Commissioner Richard Corcoran made the comments alongside Gov. Ron DeSantis at press conference, announcing proposed 1,000 bonuses for teachers and principals. The money would be allocated from federal CARES Act assistance, but must first be approved by the legislature.

Corcoran added that the state does fund online learning programs, but indicated the funding may return to pre-pandemic levels for the 2021-2022 school year.

Schools have been widely open in Florida for months, but the district’s across the state, like Palm Beach County, continue to allow parents to opt out of in person learning.

The states goal is to get all students back in the classroom.