Most Kids Stay Home On Broward’s First Day Of In-Person School
There was lots of room for social distancing at Broward County’s public schools on Friday, the first day of a gradual return to school buildings after seven months of closure due to COVID-19.
About one-fourth of students showed up for in-person classes, slightly more than the 20% expected by the school district. The district reported 12,500 students arrived in classrooms out of 51,000 students in special education and pre-kindergarten to second graders classes.
The other 75% of eligible students chose to continue learning from home, as they have done since Aug. 19, the beginning of the new school year. Some fear their children could contract coronavirus in a classroom, while others are content with online learning or disapprove of restrictive COVID-related distancing rules.
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