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Collier Schools Delay Start


Collier County School Board members voted unanimously Tuesday to delay the start of the coming school year by one week. The first day of school for students was initially set for August 12, but will now be pushed back to August 19th.

The Naples Daily News reports that Collier Schools Superintendent Kamela Patton says the additional week will give the district more time to prepare to reopen schools amid the coronavirus pandemic, including more time to distribute laptops, train bus drivers on new safety protocols, prepare a modified food distribution plan, and plan for a possible shift back to full-time distance learning, should that become necessary.