Alachua County Schools ready to execute ‘Spring Education Plan & Assurances’ for new term

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) -Winter break is on it’s way out and school will soon be in session across North Central Florida— and in Alachua County, a state-approved spring plan is meant to support staff and students alike.

“We did online school before and then we had to go back to school but online school was hard because the work just wasn’t adding up,” mentioned Mariah who is in the 7th grade.

The school district’s Education Plan and Assurances keeps the digital academy in place— but will monitor students who struggle with the online option.

“So we will have additional tutoring being offered after school as well as Saturdays,” added Interim Superintendent Dr. Carlee Simon. “We’re going to have check-ins where we’re calling and making sure our students who are struggling to be successful.”

The plan also includes professional development training for instructors to help improve online and in-person learning in the new term. Simon expects a year that gives students and families the resources they need for a successful spring semester starting Monday.

“I am asking the students and the families, the teachers, the staff to communicate with us and let us know how we can do better. Let us know what you need. We’re all in this together.”

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