Florida Virtual School — the state’s official provider of online-only learning — plans to accept 20,000 students from Puerto Rico who have been displaced by Hurricane Maria.
The resource is available to those students regardless of whether they’re still in Puerto Rico or have since relocated to Florida, Gov. Rick Scott said in an announcement Thursday.
“Families in Puerto Rico have experienced extreme devastation of their homes and communities due to Hurricane Maria. As they work to rebuild their lives, these families should not have to worry about their children falling behind in school,” Scott said, touting that Florida’s public schools “offer a world-class education.”