Gov. Ron DeSantis announces plan for reopening Florida schools

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday unveiled a plan that expects K-12 schools to reopen in the fall at “full capacity”.

The effort must make safety a priority, according to an outline of the plan released in advance of a noon news conference led by the governor. Families and employees have to feel confident that returning to campus will not create health risks. The plan includes many ideas about disinfecting, cleaning and social distancing — as well as possibilities for when distancing is not possible, such as on buses.

At the same time, according to the plan, the schools also must operate with a clear sense of purpose as they get back to business. Closing achievement gaps among group of students, many of whom might have suffered learning losses during a spring of distance learning, should drive that moral imperative, the plan says.

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