(April 10, 2020) — In the first week of online learning for Pinellas County Schools, only 3 percent of students did not show up for classes. Michael Grego, Pinellas County Schools superintendent, is looking for attendance to improve more this week.
“Our attendance in Pinellas County in the first week districtwide was at 97 percent,” Grego said during an education briefing Thursday afternoon with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and state education leaders. “That was last Friday. There were well over a few thousand computers and laptops distributed this week. So I’m venturing to guess that 3 percent is going to be down to under 1 percent at the end of today or the end of tomorrow.”