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School Board meeting highlights (July 17)
Posted on 07/17/2020
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The School Board of Orange County held a special board meeting at the Ronald Blocker Educational Leadership Center while also utilizing virtual conferencing Friday, July 17. These are the highlights of the meeting:
 
School Board approves 2020-21 Florida’s Optional Innovative Reopening Plan (6 to 2) to include an Innovative model called OCPS [email protected] The School Board also agreed to seek a waiver from the state to allow local discretion regarding the start of school, based on local data. The start date is, tentatively, Friday, August 21.
 
Parents will be allowed to make the choice for their child’s instructional model.
Choices include:
School reopening graphic •. Face-to-Face – On campus, regular schedule, five days a week as required by the state in an emergency order.
•. OCVS Virtual – A fully accredited OCPS school for 10 years. This provides location, time and pace flexibility.
•. Innovative – OCPS [email protected] provides a live stream for each class, following a traditional bell schedule. This option provides location flexibility, while also offering continuity of student experience and campus connections, as well as wrap-around support services.

This Innovative plan will be submitted to the state for approval. The waiver request will also be submitted. In the meantime, a choice registration survey will begin today for parents to choose one of the three learning models. To maximize safety efforts, we encourage parents to select the OCPS [email protected], if able to keep their child at home. An assignment preference survey will also be sent to teachers to indicate which model they prefer to work in.

You can review the school reopening details here.

*Reminder* All board meetings are live-streamed on the School Board’s YouTube page and will be accessible from web browsers on computers or mobile devices. To find the live stream, visit www.boardmeetings.ocps.net.