PBCSD Campuses will Remain Closed for 2019-2020 School Year, Distance Learning Continues

PBCSD Campuses Will Remain Closed for 2019-2020 School Year, Distance Learning Continues
Posted on 04/18/2020

On April 18, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced that all K-12 school campuses in the state will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, due to COVID-19.

“I think as we look at the clock, and we look to see what it would look like, we've got pretty good momentum for distance learning. It's obviously not the ideal situation, but given where we are in the school year, we felt that this is the best decision to go forward," DeSantis said.

Public schools in Palm Beach County closed amid COVID-19 concerns on March 13. Since then, the District distributed more than 62,000 digital devices to students who stated that they did not have digital technology at home. Distance learning, which includes digital and televised instruction, began on March 31.

"The Governor's decision to keep campuses closed is supported by the School District of Palm Beach County. The safety of our students and staff is always my first priority. As a District, we hoped for the best regarding COVID-19, but prepared for the worst. The District's distance learning plan will continue through the remainder of the school year with an eye on equity and access for all students” said Dr. Donald E. Fennoy II, School District Superintendent. 

The last day of the school in Palm Beach County is Friday, May 29. 

Click here to watch video from Governor Ron DeSantis' news conference.

The School District of Palm Beach County