About 100,000 students from Lee County in Southwest Florida are preparing to go back to school on Aug. 31 amid significant challenges from the coronavirus crisis.
Most parents and students chose the face-to-face learning model, but not too far away are those who preferred classes online. Whatever the case, it will be an unconventional school year.
Greg Adkins, Lee’s school superintendent, says the biggest challenge is dealing with so many unknowns.
The superintendent says the district must adapt to the changes that a pandemic demands to ensure the well-being of all students, teachers and workers. The results of the consultation with parents and students show that 42 thousand young people and children returned to face-to-face classes, that is, in classrooms.
“We had to redo the face-to-face instruction that we know of to make sure we use masks, social distance, hand washing, to provide adequate hygiene and sanitation, we even had to redo how we prepare meals and do transportation.”