TEACHERS: Palm Beach Schools Not Ready, Unsafe, Administrators Lying

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Fennoy, Oswald and LaCava Nicknamed “The Three Stooges” By Teachers, Staffers

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Gonzalo LaCava, Ed.D. HR Chief for Palm Beach School District.
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Deputy Superintendent Keith Oswald, courtesy Palm Beach County School District.
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Superintendent Donald Fennoy, Ed.D. courtesy Palm Beach County School District

BY: ANDREW COLTON | Editor and Publisher

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Anyone who believes that Palm Beach County Schools will be ready to safely reopen in a week is in for a rude awakening, according to teachers and non-teaching professionals reaching out to BocaNewsNow.com.

The comments echo comments made at recent school board meetings by professionals and paraprofessionals. Comments from school board members Karen Brill and Debra Robinson, M.D. suggest they agree with the assessment.

Teachers assigned to elementary, middle and high schools across the entire county tell BocaNewsNow.com that Palm Beach County School District Superintendent Dr. Donald Fennoy, Deputy Superintendent Keith Oswald, and HR Director Dr. Gonzalo LaCava are selling a “bill of goods.”

The three administrators have apparently earned a new nickname: “the three stooges.”

“Fennoy, Oswald and LaCava are incompetent,” wrote one teacher. “They are truly the three stooges. Their ineptitude would be comical if not for the fact that it jeopardizes the health of students and teachers.”

“Fennoy, Oswald and LaCava are incompetent,” wrote one teacher. “They are truly the three stooges. Their ineptitude would be comical if not for the fact that it jeopardizes the health of students and teachers.”

Wrote another teacher assigned to a South Palm Beach County school.

“I am in a high risk category and applied in JULY for the ADA accommodations for remote work. They have not responded to me other than saying that they received my information and medical report for my doctors. Even now, one week away from starting school I have no idea what will happen. Even when I am finally approved, it will be impossible to have a remote position. They are trying to pass the buck on to the Principals when that is so unfair. The Principals cannot change schedules of hundreds or thousands of students at this point. Absolutely impossible.”

As BocaNewsNow.com has reported multiple times, teachers continue to say that their principals are being blamed for poor messaging that originates with the school district.

“Parents are emailing and texting all day, every day,” wrote another teacher. “They want to know what’s happening in our specific school. We don’t know. No one has any idea. It’s not us. It’s not the principals. It’s a total lack of leadership. Fennoy grins and says things like ’it’s all new to everyone’ but he needs to lead. He’s not. It is an utter state of chaos.”

“Do you remember when people in New Orleans climbed onto their roof waving their hands desperately for someone to come and save them… that is how I feel. The residents of PBC are waving their hands frantically for help but there is NO ONE to come and save our children and our teachers.”

From a tipster:

“Do you remember when people in New Orleans climbed onto their roof waving their hands desperately for someone to come and save them… that is how I feel. The residents of PBC are waving their hands frantically for help but there is NO ONE to come and save our children and our teachers. We are drowning in the ineffective leadership of Fennoy and the incompetence of the school board. The governor is useless and his threats of withholding funds put us here in the first place. PBC is NOT ready to open any schools. As parents we are being given NO real information. There is no transparency in the plans. There is no money for supplies teachers are being told to use no more than eight wipes a day!”

Palm Beach County Schools open doors for roughly 5,000 special needs children on Monday. In-Person learning starts en masse on September 21st.

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