ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. – The St. Johns County School Board voted Tuesday to delay the school start date for three weeks.
The 2020-2021 school year will now begin on Aug. 31. It was scheduled to begin on Aug. 10. The change means that the last day of school will move to June 16, shortening the summer for students and teachers next year.
the district has slightly over 11,000 students that have asked to move to the school-based distance learning model, which means about 33,000 students are planning to come back into school buildings on Aug. 31.
About 1,000 students have also signed up for St. Johns Virtual School, a school that had less than 200 students last year. Between 500-600 students chose the home education option.