Schools to open Aug. 7

School system is putting in final plan

At the Escambia County (Ala.) Board of Education meeting last Thursday, School Superintendent John Knott updated board members on this year's opening of schools, what federal funds are available to help curve the spread of COVID-19 and how they are being spent with school bells ready to ring Aug. 7.

With three options of traditional, remote learning and virtual program for students to choose from for this coming school year, students who choose remote learning will be on a scheduled, placed platform with regular nine week reporting periods.

In the virtual option, teachers will monitor pace, pr...