“We have to recognize that, although our teachers and staff in our schools have done amazing work, it’s not been without disruption,” Spar said.
“Kids have been quarantined, teachers have been quarantined, staff has been quarantined, and that has created disruption.”“The big thing now is focusing on, how to we build and make sure that kids are getting everything that they need?
Since it first arrived in Florida, the novel coronavirus has infected 80,682 students and staff associated with a school district, according to the FEA’s Safe Schools report.
Overall, 146,793 kids in Florida who are school-aged (K-12) have tested positive for the virus since schools first reopened Aug. 10.
The pandemic has claimed the lives of 40 Florida educators and nine school-aged children since schools reopened.