BACK TO SCHOOL: Latest start dates & reopening plans

Published: Jul. 9, 2020 at 10:41 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 18, 2020 at 12:03 PM EDT
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WCTV reached out to administrators in districts across our viewing area. We have compiled this list of planned start dates, along with where the districts stand on in-person and virtual instruction.

For counties in blue, click on the name for a link to the district’s reopening plan.



  • Leon County: DELAYED: August 31, in-person instruction, virtual option
  • Gadsden County: DELAYED: August 31, in-person instruction, virtual option
  • Wakulla County: August 13
  • Jefferson County: DELAYED: August 31
  • Madison County: DELAYED: Pre-K, kindergarten, 1st, 6th and 9th grades starts August 24, all other grades begin August 26, in-person instruction, virtual option
  • Taylor County: DELAYED: August 27, in-person instruction
    • Delayed due to possible impact from Tropical Storms Laura and Marco
    • Pre-K will open for students on August 17. Teachers would report on July 30, as initially planned, and will have approximately three weeks of pre-planning to prepare for the 20-21 school year, per press release
  • Lafayette County: DELAYED: August 17, in-person instruction
  • Suwannee County: August 10, in-person instruction, virtual option
  • Hamilton County: August 10, in-person instruction, virtual option
  • Franklin County: DELAYED: August 14, in-person instruction, virtual option
  • Jackson County: DELAYED: August 24, in-person instruction
    • School board decide whether face masks will be mandatory for students while riding bus and during class changes on July 28, per press release


This information was obtained via calls to district administrators and from school district websites. If the mix of in-person and virtual learning is not listed, the district is still finalizing plans, or did not supply that information. Some details may be incomplete because the district did not respond to our inquiries. These details are subject to change based on decisions by each local school district.

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