Alachua Digital Academy students get OK to remain online through end of school year

Alachua County Public Schools students who study and learn online in the Alachua Digital Academy may keep doing so for the rest of the school year.

There had been worries that state education officials, in their zeal to push students back into physical classrooms, would take away the option.

The second semester of this school year begins Feb. 1.

Under an emergency order issued by Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran in late November, Florida school districts must notify parents or guardians of students who aren’t making “adequate progress” in an online format so that they can be encouraged to return to in-person learning. The parent must indicate in writing if they want their child to move to in-person schooling or remain online, according to a news release from Alachua County Public Schools issued Monday. 

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