Manatee County Schools Share Reopening Plans, Video

Manatee County classrooms reopen for students on Aug. 17.

By Staff July 22, 2020

Manatee County Schools has announced its reopening plans for the 2020-21 school year and released a video about what teachers, students and staff can expect when classrooms reopen for students on Aug. 17. At a special meeting on July 14, the School Board of Manatee County approved three reopening options, including a five-day, on-campus plan for parents who want their students to return to campus full-time; a hybrid schedule in which students mix on-campus learning with e-learning; and an option for full-time e-learning. Parents need to contact schools by the end of day on Thursday, July 23, to pick a plan.

In a video released this week to show the public what this year's changes to bricks-and-mortar campuses will look like, the district adds that students, teachers and staff will be required to wear face masks or shield coverings in all school and district buildings; that students' temperatures will be taken randomly and that staff temperature checks will happen daily; that enhanced sanitation procedures will be in place, including daily sanitation of frequent touch points and weekly deep cleanings; that lunches will be prepackaged to minimize exposure; and that schools will adhere to social distancing protocols in all shared spaces, including classrooms, hallways and outdoor areas.

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