Metro | Public Schools
Alachua County Public Schools can continue offering digital learning in the spring, according to a state emergency order enacted this week.
Eight months since Alachua County Public Schools went virtual due to COVID-19, students continue to struggle with the change. With many students still not physically back in schools, education morphed to fit into an increasingly virtual world through digital or hybrid learning. Even in brick-and-mortar classrooms, digital access is a necessity.
Following a tumultuous year, Superintendent Karen Clarke is fired effective Dec. 1
After almost three decades working in the school district, Clarke announced that she is resigning, effective June 30, 2021
Rickey Davis is the second ACPS bus driver to die from COVID-19 since August
District totals are at 181 student and 103 staff cases
For the first time, three Black women will sit on the School Board of Alachua County
District totals are at 152 student and 91 staff cases
ACPS teachers can still count on volunteers this school year, even through a screen
District totals are at 143 student and 86 staff cases
The school district and Alachua County Health Department released a joint statement Thursday noting protocols do not indicate schools should close
Eight weeks into school, student totals for COVID-19 positives have passed 100
The group called Education Activists of Alachua County hopes to get more people involved in the fight for equitable education
Residents have voted for the One Mill initiative every four years since 2008
Cases increased by 18 students and 4 staff members this week
School closures wreaked havoc on standardized testing across the state. What’s being done to address it?By Sophie Feinberg | Oct. 11
When COVID-19 shut down Florida schools in March, it also interrupted state testing and college entrance exams.
Alachua County students are more than halfway through the first quarter. Here’s where COVID-19 cases standBy Sophie Feinberg | Oct. 9
More than halfway through the first quarter, slightly above 100 students and staff members in Alachua County Public Schools have tested positive for COVID-19.
School board members heard plans regarding Howard Bishop’s gym, Buchholz’s track and Gainesville High School’s remodeling
The board also received an update about the county’s hybrid teaching model