Okaloosa schools to remain closed through May 3rd due to COVID-19

Schools in Okaloosa County will remain closed to students through May 3rd as the state and nation continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Superintendent Marcus Chambers.

The decision was made following a statewide meeting this afternoon with the Commissioner of Education.

During this time, all district employees will continue to follow health precautions outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (www.cdc.com).

“As you know, Okaloosa County Schools began distance learning today”, said Superintendent Marcus Chambers.

“We now know that this model will continue for at least another month, if not longer. It’s a new environment for many, and we will experience some challenges in the first few days.”

Chambers continued.

“Our teachers and staff are working tirelessly to support student and parent needs. Thank you for the patience that you have shown so far as the district works with you to support your child.”

Food service will continue to be provided to all school age children for as long as schools remain closed. Based on additional flexibility granted at the state and federal levels, a parent may now pick up meals without the student present, if necessary.

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