Manatee County schools will re-open on August 17th, students will have three options

The deadline to decide is today.

Manatee County schools will re-open on August 17th, students will have three options
Manatee School Board decides to reopen schools. (Source: WWSB)

BRADENTON, Fla. (WWSB) - The Manatee County School Board making it official on Tuesday night with a 3 -2 vote. Schools will re-open on August 17, a week later than the scheduled opening. Parents of older students will have three options. They can do their classes online, have a hybrid schedule which means two days at school and three days online or everyday at school.

Kindergarten through 6th grade will automatically default to a five-day in person learning,   If parents of these students want a hybrid plan, you must call the school to confirm.

Grades 7 through 12 automatically default to a hybrid learning plan.  You only have to call if you want a different plan.

“I think we have to be thoughtful. It’s my hope that many parents opt for either the hybrid or online learning,” said Dr. Scott Hopes, a Manatee County School Board member.

There will be precautions in place on all school campuses such as wearing a face mask. Hopes, who is not only a school board member but also an epidemiologist says, the school district is working very closely with the health department.

Parents will have to let the school district now which option their child is going with by Thursday, July 23.

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