BY THE DAYTONA TIMES STAFF
Thousands of Volusia County students returned to the classroom on Monday. It was the first time that local students had been inside brick-and-mortar classrooms since schools were closed back in March because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Volusia County school district is providing three education options for families this year, which include traditional brick-and mortar-classroom instruction, Volusia Live real-time streaming, and online at home learning. Safety measures have been implemented to stop the spread of COVID-19. These measures include social distancing, wearing mask and face shields, plexiglass, plastic coverings, daily temperature checks, isolating sick students, disinfecting classes, making hand sanitizer available, limiting visitors, and more. Sixty-three percent of Volusia students in the public school system school are back in the classroom while the rest are doing some form of online or live-streaming instruction.
A full story about the reopening of schools will be posted later this week in the print issue of the Daytona Times and online at Daytonatimes.com.