Broward County is working on a pilot plan for the return to school of students with special educational needs. For that they work in the search of school employees and families of students with disabilities who are willing to participate in this project of classes in schools but not before August 31.
Robert Runcie, Superintendent of Broward Public Schools says, “That pilot effort will allow us to better learn and understand the situations and challenges that might arise and how we could mitigate them if we increase the number of students with disabilities for face-to-face classes in schools.” .
Although Miami Dade Public Schools would start the course with online classes and assess the situation after September 30, some students with special educational needs may return earlier.
Alberto Carvalho, superintendent of public schools for Miami Dade, says that “It is very difficult to find them from a distance. We are currently planning a very special experience for certain students during the closing time of schools. ”
But it would be in well planned conditions.
“Well reduced numbers, with specially protected master employees,” says Carvalho.
For its part, Broward plans to have care services for disabled students in certain schools, in afternoon and evening sessions that will include counselors and academic services.
Next Monday the Broward School Board will have a special working session starting at noon to discuss final plans for opening schools.
County Commissioner José Pepe Díaz explained to Telemundo 51 today how Giménez is operating the administration of the $ 475 million federal aid.
“It better be a complete thing than the entire county, if you have a restaurant it doesn’t matter whether it’s in Homestead or Aventura they will get the same help if they qualify,” said Pepe Díaz.
While Carlos Hernández says that “history teaches something else, that the cities know that the need of our cities better than the county.”
This management of federal funds, questioned by some municipal mayors, according to Francis Suarez, mayor of Miami, could lead them to take legal action.
Francis Suárez, mayor of Miami, says that “we are analyzing what legal steps we can take. Understanding that we already have many of the vehicles to help our residents and all they have to do is do what is fair and give the cities the funds that correspond to us. ”
Of those 475 million, the Miami Dade Commission decided today that it will only deliver $ 100 million to the 34 cities in the County.
The controversy itches and spreads.