Governor Ron DeSantis has been pushing for schools throughout Florida to reopen, saying “I’m confident if you can do Home Depot, if you can do Walmart, if you can do these things, we absolutely can do the schools.” But Miami-Dade superintendent Alberto Carvalho is clearly not as confident. Today, he announced that schools would open a week later than planned on August 31st and it will start virtually.
Carvalho: “In light of the viral surge in our community, we believe it is in the best interest of our students and employees to delay the return to the schoolhouse and commence the 2020-2021 school year from a distance.”
Families, students and teachers will have orientation during the week of Aug. 24.— Colleen Wright 🏝 (@Colleen_Wright) July 29, 2020
"We are simply delaying for a number of weeks the implementation of the schoolhouse model," says @miamisup.
District will decide by Sept. 30 whether to reopen schools on Oct. 5.
No word from DeSantis yet about this decision.