VCSB Won't Vote On Opening Options Until Next Tuesday


DeLand, FL - The Volusia County School Board did not vote on which option to choose for reopening schools but did hear about them in detail during yesterday’s (July 15) special meeting.

VCS Open Plan

There were multiple plans on the table, including two that would keep kids out of schools and bring their classes online. Interim Superintendent Dr. Carmen Balgobin talked about one of the plans, which actually puts a different kind of spin on online learning. "In real-time streaming, this option, students will be able to connect to their traditional school of enrollment and adhere to the existing bell schedule." 

Along with a reopening plan, the School Board will have to rethink campus restrictions.  Chief Operating Officer Greg Akin said the district's visitor policy should be revised. "That would be confined to essential activities only." 

The School Board also discussed changing the opening day of school but did not vote on it yesterday.  They are expected to vote on the opening option and the opening day of school at their regular meeting on Tuesday, July 21.


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