Broward hoping to put teachers back in classrooms

Posted at 8:11 AM, Dec 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-16 08:11:13-05

Broward county public schools superintendent Robert Runcie posted a message on Facebook to parents regarding a new survey that will be sent out this week.

The survey will ask parents about their intentions for the second semester of school, and share more details to help them make an informed decision.

Runcie said something to consider is the face-to-face learning in classrooms will change and start to resemble more of the traditional format with teachers interacting with students.

"The teachers in the classroom, to the greatest extent possible, we're not going to have them teaching in the classroom and teaching remotely simultaneously," he said.

The school district continues to work with public health officials to address concerns about COVID-19, but Runcie says he hopes to see more students in classrooms next semester.

"The evidence is clear that our schools are not sources of spread for the coronavirus pandemic," Runcie says.

The survey will be accessed through the student’s Single Sign-On and will remain open until midnight on Dec. 21.