Orange County extends deadline for parents to choose back-to-school option

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Orange County Public Schools is giving parents extra time to decide which learning method their children will use when schools reopen next month.

The district announced Friday that the deadline will be extended until 5 p.m. Monday. The original deadline was 5 p.m. Friday.

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Parents can choose one of three back-to-school options: Face-to-face, LaunchED at home, or virtual school.

So far the district said 140,000 out of its about 212,000 students have completed choice registration.

If parents don’t choose one of the options for their children, they’ll be defaulted into face-to-face instruction.

READ: Orange County parents face deadline to choose back-to-school option for students

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Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.