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August 10th Start Date Seems Unlikely, According To School Board

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BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — As debate during a Wednesday afternoon School Board work session progressed, one theme was crystal clear: school administrators were NOT happy with the way at least some teachers worked during the distance learning experience in the Spring.

BocaNewsNow.com learned several weeks ago that school administrators were unhappy with several teachers who apparently “vanished” for much of the week after assigning classroom work on a Monday.

That’s not going to happen again if the School District utilized Distance Learning for any part of the 2020-2021 school year.

“Some principals did a better job than others of monitoring teachers,” said Board Member Karen Brill.

As school officials prepare for any eventuality during the 2020-2021 school year, a new guide to supervising teachers is apparently going to be a part of it. Teachers will — according to comments made during the meeting — have specific rules to follow if they are not teaching in a physical school.

On the issue of just when school will start, it is appearing increasingly unlikely that school will start on August 10th.

“I don’t think we can make a decision on the 15th and start on (August) 10th,” said Board President Frank Barbieri.

School officials have previously said a final announcement will be made on July 15th concerning the school year “plan.”

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