On September 22, at their respective school board meetings, both Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) and Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) decided to delay the reopening of face-to-face classes.
BCPS Superintendent Robert Runcie had initially recommended students up to 8th-grade return to the classroom on Oct. 5 and students from 9th to 12th-grade return on Oct. 12.
In the meantime, the MDCPS, at their school board meeting, voted unanimously to delay the start of in-person instruction to at least Oct. 14.
Superintendent of Schools Alberto Carvalho initially recommended Monday that students return beginning on September 30.
Students will return to school in a staggered approach (group by group or grade by grade), with all students in physical classrooms by Oct. 21.