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Will Court Mandate Florida Schools Offer In-person Learning Choice?

Broward County schools, for now, have approval to keep classrooms closed and to not offer an “in-person” learning option to the working parents of school-aged children.

The Florida Department of Education yesterday approved the district’s plan to go online-only when the fall semester starts on August 19th.

Meanwhile, the Florida Education Association made it crystal clear last month when it filed a civil suit that it does not want students and teachers back in classrooms until the state makes major gains in the fight against COVID-19.

A hearing regarding the lawsuit filed by the Florida Education Association continues today after the Governor’s team filed a motion yesterday to dismiss the whole thing. The union represents 145,000 Florida educators.

The lawsuit calls on a judge to return control back to local school districts that would let them decide when schools can reopen for in-person instruction.