Board Votes on Mask Policy

August 1, 2021

The Orange County School Board decided to make masks optional for the upcoming 2021-22 school year. Thhe board voted on July 13th, to no longer require face masks. Determined by a 6-1 vote, the board decided ultimately to let parents choose whether or not their child will wear a mask. The vote came after months of heated debate and hundreds of parents attending meetings to discuss the issue. Masks will be voluntary next school year, unless new mandates are issued by local, state or federal governments.

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Community Events

The Enchanted Fairy Doors are back at Leu Gardens

June 5, 2021

The Enchancted Fairy Door exhibit returns June 5 and will remaing until September 5, 2021! This amazing exhibit has become a Central Florida tradition. This exhibit features twenty, one-of-a-kind, whimsical fairy doors which will inspire your child’s imaginative world of enchanted forests, secret gardens and the magic of fairies. Each door is created by a very special fairy and all you have to do is find these beautiful doors located throughout the 50-acre gardens. A map of the fairy doors and a narrative of each fairy will be given out to every guests visiting the gardens.

Daytime garden admission: $10 adult, $5 child (ages 4 – 17 years) which includes the Enchanted Fairy Doors. Leu Gardens’ Members and all children 3 years of age and under receive free admission. Free admission the First Monday of each month. Leu Gardens is located at 1920 North Forest Avenue. Visit or call 407.246.2620 for more information.