Okaloosa school superintendent requests start date change

Okaloosa Co SchoolFORT WALTON BEACH, Fla., July 21, 2020—The Okaloosa County school superintendent will ask the school board to approve a revised start date for the 2020-2021 school year,

Superintendent Marcus Chambers is asking to push back the start of the school year from Aug. 11 to Aug. 31.

“The change to a later start date ensures that the district has sufficient time to enhance preparations and to provide training to all staff on the new protocols that will be in place this fall,” he said.

Teachers and school staff will go back into school buildings early to receive training on those new protocols in place.

“Our Reopening Schools Work Group has done a great job laying out a roadmap for coming back to school,” Chambers said. “We will continue to seek guidance from health officials and others throughout the next month to inform our decisions.”

Students who selected mySchool Online or Okaloosa Online instructional options will also begin Aug. 31 if this request is approved by the school board.

If approved, the window to select mySchool Online will be extended to Aug. 1.

For more information on reopening Okaloosa school, visit www.okaloosaschools.com.

Okaloosa County School District news release

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