The Palm Beach County School District will reopen schools this week for the first time in over a decade.
District Superintendent Steve McCall said the first day of classes are being held at a new campus in the new town of Palm Beach.
The first day is Friday.
Schools will reopen on Wednesday for an annual summer break, McCall told reporters.
The district is still evaluating how many students will be able to attend in the spring and summer.
“We want to be prepared for the challenges we’ll face during this time,” McCall added.
He said that the district is expecting to have about 600 students during the first week of classes.
There were about 5,000 students in kindergarten through 12th grade in 2015.
School districts across the state were forced to cut class sizes to meet a national law called the Common Core standards.
The Palm Beach school district is one of a handful that has faced a challenge in implementing the standards.
A group of teachers and parents led by the Alliance for School Success, a group of more than 40 teachers’ unions, filed a lawsuit in January challenging the district’s decision to reduce class sizes in the district.
A federal judge sided with the district and agreed with the teachers that the new school system had failed to provide the education they were demanding.
The decision to cut classes in the fall of 2016 has caused some students to miss school, and some parents have been told to pack their bags.
The district’s budget is set to be cut from $11 million to $7 million, and the school board is considering a $2.2 million decrease.