The superintendent of Broward County Public Schools is recommending the physical reopening of schools for Oct. 5. Superintendent Robert Runcie announced his recommendation during a virtual school board meeting Tuesday morning. Runcie said recent downward trends in coronavirus figures and other factors are making the return to in-person learning safer.
“The gating criteria is trending down to a level where we feel it is becoming safe to reopen our schools,” Runcie said.
All teaching and learning has been done virtually since the county’s school year began on Aug. 19, with some teachers choosing to instruct from their classrooms and others from their homes.