Gov. Scott: Florida Virtual School available for students displaced by Hurricane Irma

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Gov. Rick Scott (R-FL) announced yesterday that Florida Virtual School (FLVS) will provide remote access to educational resources to all Florida students who were displaced by Hurricane Irma.

FLVS will also provide access to digital educational materials to help the hardest hit school districts as they work to return to normal operations.

“As families across the state continue to recover from Hurricane Irma, we must make sure our students have access to every resource they need to remain successful in school,” said Scott. “I am glad that Florida Virtual School will be available to every student who may have been displaced by this storm and that our schools will have additional resources as they continue to serve students in our communities. I encourage all Florida families to take advantage of this opportunity.”

Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart said she had been in contact with district superintendents across the state and they were committed to ensuring continuity of learning for their students.

“Most of our schools are open, but even in those communities, many families are grappling with the devastation left by Hurricane Irma,” said Stewart. “Having this option will ease the burden for students, families and schools as they recover and rebuild.”

Schools and districts interested in assistance from FLVS can contact Larry Banks, Director of District and Franchise Solutions for FLVS, at 407-484-4031 or lbanks@flvs.net.

Individual students should visit the FLVS website at www.flvs.net to begin the registration process or email info@flvs.net for special accommodations. Military families should reach out to Caprice Woodburn, Sr. Manager of Florida Services for FLVS, at 239-850-9366 or cwoodburn@flvs.net.

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