A spokesperson with the Department of Health said the state’s school dashboard will be updated weekly.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — It’s basic math. Some of the numbers on individual school district sites don’t match the numbers on the Florida Department of Health’s latest report showing the number of COVID-19 cases in Florida schools.
In an interview with 10 Tampa Bay, Andrew Spar, the President of the Florida Education Association, the largest teachers’ union in the state said, “We are not sure the data is accurate. First of all, it starts with September 6th when we have some school districts that started on August 10th.”
10 Tampa Bay reached out to the Florida Department of Health about the inconsistencies. We will update this article when we hear back.
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For example, Newsome High School in Hillsborough County has had 24 positive cases