What does Phase 3 mean for Central Florida schools?
ORLANDO, Fla. - As Florida heads into Phase 3 of reopening, questions are being raised about what that means for Central Florida school districts.
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Over the weekend, Central Florida school districts let parents know there won't be any immediate changes to their safety plans.
Several school districts say that all precautions in place will stay the same for now.
Orange County Public Schools said that they are waiting on written guidance from the state but that there will be no changes to safety protocols at this time.
Seminole County Schools echoed this, saying that they are waiting on written guidance from the state but that there will be no changes to safety protocols in the meantime.
Volusia County Public Schools said that it is waiting for state direction but there won't be any changes to mask policies and social distancing guidelines.
Brevard County Public Schools say the transition to Phase 3 has raised questions, but things will continue as they are for now.
There is no specific guidance on exactly what schools should be doing during Phase 3 but it does say that plans should be in place to resume on-campus learning full time for the 2020- 2021 school year.
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The President of Volusia County United Educators Elizabeth Albert told FOX 35 that teachers would like districts to take it slow, explaining that "we don't want to move too quickly because we run the risk of compromising the health and safety of not only the adults but the students," Albert said. "We want to make sure that we take things slow and engage in a process that affords us all to come out on the other side."
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