For several weeks, the Florida Education Association has been calling on state officials to release more information on COVID-19 in public schools. There isn’t a statewide dashboard, and only about half of Florida’s 67 school districts publicly report cases, the state’s largest teachers union said.
“You can’t make choices and you can’t make decisions if you don’t have information,” FEA President Andrew Spar told ABC News. “You should be informing parents as to what’s happening in their school. You should be informing educators, teachers, if they are being exposed to a serious virus.”
The FEA is pushing for the Florida Department of Health and school districts to release the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases, the location of the cases and the number of people who have been quarantined. In some school districts, parents might not know if there are cases in their school, or even their child’s classroom, Spar said.