Rollins Supports Reopening Florida Schools

Congressional candidate calls it a “necessary step.”

Keystone Heights, Fla., July 7, 2020 – Republican congressional candidate, Gavin Rollins, today praised the Florida Education Commissioner’s executive order to reopen brick and mortar schools across the state next month, calling it a “necessary step to ensure the integrity of the state’s education system and to facilitate Florida’s economic recovery.”

“I agree with Commissioner Richard Corcoran’s decision to reopen Florida’s schools,” said Rollins. “While schools have done a commendable job with remote learning, many segments of the population have suffered, including students with disabilities, those who are homeless and those with limited Internet access. And in many cases, parents and guardians have found it difficult to return to work with their children still at home. Schools can provide a safe, clean environment for the majority of students while those with health conditions that put them at risk can continue remote learning.”

The order, which was issued Monday, requires school districts and charter-school governing boards to submit reopening plans to the Department of Education outlining how all services will be provided to students and the percentage who are expected to continue distance learning.

Rollins, a Clay County commissioner, high school teacher and captain in the Florida National Guard, is seeking to replace retiring Congressman Ted Yoho in Florida’s Third Congressional District.