Gov. Ron DeSantis said Thursday that a “roadmap” is in place to safely bring students back to Florida school campuses this fall.
The governor made the announcement during a news conference with Florida Department of Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran at the Viera Regional Community Center in Melbourne.
Florida schools have relied on distance learning since mid-March as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
DeSantis said the decision to reopen schools in the fall will be left to individual districts.
“We believe those are locally driven decisions,” he said. “We believe what that looks like may look different in Brevard (County) than it does in Miami-Dade (County) than it does in Baker County, and so we want to empower not just the superintendents, but all the local stakeholders to be able to craft a solution that makes the most sense for that area.”
Corcoran called it “a safe opening plan.”