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Fall 2021 | 2020-2021 | 2019-2020

Fall 2021 Guidance and Information

The Florida Department of Education remained committed to providing all students access to high-quality education options when opening schools in Fall 2021. Through collaboration with the Florida Department of Health and the Florida Legislature, the Department ensured the health and safety of students and educators were prioritized.

The information provided on this page pertains to Fall 2021. For current guidance and information regarding COVID-19, please visit https://www.fldoe.org/covid-19/info-guidance/.

 Florida Executive/Emergency Orders

State of Florida Guidance

FDOE Webinars

2020-2021

Florida Executive/Emergency Orders | State of Florida Guidance | FDOE Webinars | Approved K-12 District Re-Opening Plans | Approved Spring 2021 Education Plans

The Florida Department of Education took bold steps to be the first state to reopen schools for in-person instruction five days a week during the 2020-21 school year. In addition, Florida provided equally rigorous, innovative education options to families. Florida prioritized the health and safety of families, educators, and school and district staff while ensuring access to high-quality educational options.

Florida provided additional flexibilities that created pathways for school districts to craft their own locally conceived plans. Each district’s plan prioritized the safety and security of students and educators and ensured all Florida students continued to receive a world-class education.

The information provided below pertains to the 2020-21 school year. For current guidance and information regarding COVID-19, please visit https://www.fldoe.org/covid-19/info-guidance/.

Florida Executive/Emergency Orders

State of Florida Guidance

FDOE Webinars

Approved K-12 District Re-Opening Plans

If you have trouble accessing the below files please reach out to that County directly.

July 9, 2020: 2020-21 Florida’s Optional Innovative Plan Template (Word)

Approved Spring 2021 Education Plans

Spring 2021 Education Plan and Assurances Template (Word)

Read the full recovery and reopening plans, and details on the federal CARES Act Education related funding here. (PDF)

2019-2020

Florida Executive/Emergency Orders | State of Florida Guidance | FDOE Webinars

The Florida Department of Education worked diligently to address the unprecedented challenges associated with COVID-19 during the spring of the 2019-20 school year.

Florida was committed to implementing distance learning for all students, and FDOE worked with each school district to ensure they had the resources necessary to respond to COVID-19.

The information provided below pertains to the 2019-20 school year. For current guidance and information regarding COVID-19, please visit https://www.fldoe.org/covid-19/info-guidance/.

Florida Executive/Emergency Orders

State of Florida Guidance

FDOE Webinars