Summer Break Officially Over For Students In Florida Panhandle


MARY ESTHER, FL- Tens of thousands of students in Escambia and Okaloosa Counties go back to school Wednesday.

We caught up with teachers, parents and students at orientation at Mary Esther Elementary Monday.

Teachers say they’ll focus on technology, extra-curricular activities and encouraging parents to become more involved in their children’s school work this school year. School officials tell us all students in Okaloosa County have access to computer technology in the classroom.

Classrooms are now equipped with desktops, laptops and Chromebooks. School officials say the student to computer ratio is now 2:1.

About 29,000 students are enrolled in 40 schools in Okaloosa County. The school district employs more than 3,400 people.

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