Hillsborough County, Florida, the eighth-biggest district in the country, will announce its decision August 3. Its school board previously rejected a plan for virtual learning for the first nine weeks of school.
Here’s how the other large school districts, as of Thursday, are planning to reopen while grappling with the Covid-19 pandemic.
Students will be required to practice social distancing and wear face coverings. There will be “increased access and regular opportunitises” for hand-washing and sanitizing.
Families may also choose all-online instruction.
Some of the districts that have opted for fully digital instruction, including Clark County, Nevada, and Gwinnett County, Georgia, have said they will review their decision periodically while assessing virus spread in their communities.
At least three of these — Palm Beach County in Florida, Houston and Gwinnett County — pushed back the planned start date so that they could better prepare for digital-only instruction.
Here are the 10 districts offering online only:
Los Angeles Unified – The district reversed its initial decision to offer a hybrid model.
Clark County, Nevada
Broward County, Florida
Houston Independent School District – The district is online only until at least October 19.
Palm Beach County, Florida
Fairfax County, Virginia
Gwinnett County, Georgia — Gwinnett reversed its initial decision to offer either/or.
Wake County, North Carolina
Montgomery County, Maryland — Online only for the entire fall semester, until at least January 29, 2021.
This report will be updated as school districts’ plans change.
CNN’s Elizabeth Stuart contributed to this report.