BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The Palm Beach County School Board is holding both a virtual workshop and meeting today, but COVID-19 reopening plans are not on the agenda for either session. Board members will discuss budgets, threat assessment policies for students needing mental or other support, a code of conduct for elementary school students, and restarting “after school” clubs, but there is nothing about school itself on either agenda.
The COVID-19 void comes just 8 school days from the start of in-person learning. The Palm Beach County School District continues to be unable to provide parents with a working plan tailored to each school. Questions remain about social distancing. sanitization, air quality, bus policies, cafeteria plans and more.
School Board members, just last week, blasted Palm Beach County School Superintendent Dr. Donald Fennoy for the lack of planning. Teachers and bus drivers speaking at last week’s meeting revealed that it’s so bad, the school district has low — or no — supply of disinfectant. The school system is not permitted to use “off the shelf” cleaners.
The public is permitted to comment during today’s meetings which start at 3 p.m. Here is the contact information:
THE MEETING WILL BE CONDUCTED VIA GOOGLE MEET TECHNOLOGY.
THE PUBLIC CAN VIEW/LISTEN VIRTUALLY BY WATCHING AND/OR LISTENING LIVE via COMCAST Ch. 235; uVerse channel 99; https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIK9U-c6_PllykRg3PoZtPA/live; or http://www.palmbeachschools.org (Look for link in banner on home page.) (Courtesy Option to Listen) Call in number: 561-357-5900 or toll free 1-866-930-7015 Meeting ID: 15618801124# – – – – – – – – –
PUBLIC COMMENT CAN BE MADE IN ONE OF TWO WAYS:
1. IN PERSON:
The public can attend the meeting in a room or rooms at the Fulton-Holland Educational Services Center. A room or rooms will be provided for the public to view, listen, and/or provide public comment IN A VIRTUAL SETTING. Speakers must be signed up in advance of the meeting by calling the Board Office at: 561-434-8136, 561-434-8139, 561-434-7481, OR 561-434-8131. THE DEADLINE TO SIGN UP TO SPEAK IS NOON THE DAY OF THE MEETING.
2. BY RECORDED MESSAGE:
Public comment can also be received by leaving a voice-recorded message that will be played in the meeting by calling: 561-684-5103. Comments are limited to es and 3 minutes for agenda and non-agenda topic speakers. Your recorded comments will be heard during the live meeting where appropriate in the agenda. Please be sure to state name in message as no anonymous comments will be accepted. DEADLINE TO BE INCLUDED IN THIS MEETING IS NOON THE DAY OF THE MEETING. After that time, comments can only be accepted in writing by email the Board Clerk at CAROL.BASS@PALMBEACHSCHOOLS.ORG.
Best efforts will be made to include comments and evidence received after noon and up to the time of the meeting is called to order. All public comments and evidence timely received as state will be attached to the meeting minutes. Any person interested in additional information may contact Carol Bass, Board Clerk at 561-434-8136 or email: CAROL.BASS@PALMBEACHSCHOOLS.ORG.
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