Hillsborough elearning

Hillsborough School Board: 100% eLearning for Four Weeks

After stark testimony from Hillsborough’s medical advisory group, Hillsborough School Board members voted to delay the implementation of Superintendent’s school re-opening plan for four weeks. Members Stuart and Snively were the dissenting votes. After questioning by Member Shamburger, each of the health care professionals on the committee stated that they would not recommend resuming face…

Florida provides guidance on reopening plans; won’t seek FSA waiver

In a follow up presentation by the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) Tuesday, districts received additional guidance about reopening requirements after Commissioner Corcoran issued an emergency order Monday. Districts must offer a five day per week in-person option to families per the order. Districts must submit their reopening plans to the Florida Department of Education…

Budget cuts

School leaders warn of massive budget cuts

School leaders across the country are sounding the alarm on looming budget cuts. The pandemic has led to a national fiscal crisis predicted to be worse than the Great Recession. In 2010, Congress responded with nearly $115 billion in state stimulus money to stabilize education funding. To date, Congress has only earmarked $16 billion to…

FDOE closes campuses

FDOE closes K12 campuses and state colleges; provides information on testing, funding and more

The Florida Department of Education issued additional guidance to their March 17th press conference. In addition to closing school campuses through April 15th and moving to distance learning for students, they have eliminated certain restrictions on funding. In addition, all state college campuses are closed for the remainder of the spring semester.   School Districts…