No plan existed prior to Coronavirus crisis, still not released even during news conference
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — In a Wednesday morning news conference about technology — delayed for nearly 15 minutes due to the School District’s inability to stream on its website or YouTube – Palm Beach County School District Deputy Superintendent Keith Oswald and Chief Academic Officer Dr. Glenda Sheffield presented slides and graphs, but offered little insight into how teachers will be virtually teaching students.
It became clear that no plan was pre-created for a crisis of any magnitude, let alone this crisis.
“The district has been researching a number of options for learning,” said Oswald, confirming that no program existed before this crisis.
Dr. Glenda Sheffield, Chief Academic Officer, focused on Google Classroom and Google Hangouts — options currently used by many schools for homework in the District — but offered no insight as to how teachers could livestream to their students.
Part of the news conference focused on how to use Google Chrome, not how to view live events.
In a district where at least 6,170 students have no computer-devices at home, there are clearly huge challenges ahead.
Content copyright © 2021 Metro Desk Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. We vigorously protect our intellectual property and journalistic product. Broadcast stations must credit BocaNewsNow.com on air. Print must refer to BocaNewsNow.com. Online must link to BocaNewsNow.com. We have agreements with several organizations. Contact news (at) bocanewsnow.com.
The Latest From BocaNewsNow.com
- GOOD COVID NEWS FLORIDA? All Numbers Dropping
- Enhanced DUI Charge Filed Against Boca Raton Woman
- CLAIM: Woman Critically Injured In Boca Raton Town Center Mall Lot
- Teacher Union: Keep Masks In Palm Beach Schools
- New Mask Policy In Palm Beach County School District
- ALLEGATION: Home Depot Botched $16K Storm Window Install, Ignoring Inspectors
- Woman Vomits In Town Center Mall Parking Lot, Is Charged With DUI
- COVID FLORIDA: Positivity Drops Into 4’s For First Time In Months, But Infections Rising
- Publix Ignores Maskless Woman As Stunned Shoppers Ask Her To Cover Mouth, Nose