State education leaders in town to discuss COVID-19 policies in local schools

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Florida Board of Education will meet in Orlando to discuss some COVID-19 policies in local schools.

The board will consider not counting students in quarantine as absent for up to 10 days.

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They will also consider a change to the Hope Scholarship, which is meant to help bullying victims move to other schools.

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The board will consider COVID-19 harassment to the list of reasons a student would qualify for that scholarship.

The meeting will start at 9 a.m. Click here to watch it when it start.

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Katlyn Brieskorn, WFTV.com

Katlyn Brieskorn is a Digital Assignment Editor at WFTV. She joined Channel 9 in July 2019.