Pfizer sent out a news release on Monday saying studies are showing their vaccines to be safe and effective in 5 to 11-year-olds.
The substitute teacher shortage in Orange County is so severe, the district is now increasing incentives to hire more as parents are left worried.
Orange County Public Schools is holding a hiring event on Monday. The event begins at 9 a.m. at the Horizon High Media Center in Winter Garden.
OCPS is trying to fill around 150 positions in food and nutrition services.
Orange County Public Schools is offering hiring bonuses up to $3,500 for people hired for food and nutrition jobs within the district.
Students said that, for the past few days, there has been nonstop discussion about graffiti that was written on a bathroom wall in Winter Park High School.
“Parents have a fundamental right to direct the upbringing, education, and care of their minor children,” Corcoran states. “The Department of Education will protect that right."
Some good news came along with the bad news at Monday morning’s Orange County coronavirus briefing.
Students could face anything from a verbal warning to in-school suspension for failing to wear a mask in school.
Some parents are planning a protest outside the Orange County Public Schools administration building on Monday, protesting the mask mandate.
Orange County students will be required to wear a mask without an opt-out option starting on Monday and other Central Florida school districts could follow suit.
Beginning this weekend, the free after-school COVID-19 testing hosted by the Florida Department of Health in Orange County, which is in partnership with Orange County Public Schools (OCPS), is open for OCPS students, parents and staff only.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis made it clear to reporters on Wednesday that Orange County Public Schools is joining a handful of other districts across the state of Florida implementing mandatory mask mandates for students.
Members of the Orange County teacher's union and their supporters rallied Monday morning outside Orange County Public Schools headquarters to support a mask mandate for county students.
Teachers and parents have been sounding off about Governor Ron DeSantis and his ban on mask mandates in schools. On Monday, a judge will hear a lawsuit arguing that the governor's executive order infringes on student safety.
Some parents of students enrolled in Orange County Public Schools (OCPS) are frustrated with late school bus pick-ups and drop-offs.
Four of the five largest school districts in Florida are now defying an executive order by Gov. Ron DeSantis barring them from imposing strict mask mandates in schools. Orange County may join that list when the school board convenes next Tuesday.
Winegard Elementary School on Thursday will offer rapid COVID testing after school for students. It’s part of a new initiative by the Florida Department of Health to increase access to testing and prevent the spread in schools.
Orange County Public Schools hopes to keep curbing coronavirus cases in classrooms by making it easier for students, staff and their families to get tested for COVID-19 at different schools each day.
The COVID dashboard is up for week one at Orange County Public Schools (OCPS) with just a fraction of Orange County students and staff testing positive for coronavirus.