BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — There is a dramatic shortage of wipes, sanitizer, cleaning supplies and masks, according to teachers contacting BocaNewsNow.com. We’ve been receiving word of shortages for weeks. The latest intelligence reports from teachers and administrators preparing to return to schools Monday reveals that schools may be out of supplies by Tuesday or Wednesday.
Wrote one teacher to us with information that parents may find chilling:
|I am absolutely not sending my children to school. I am a high school teacher in Palm Beach County school District. |
I have seen firsthand that the district has done nothing to create a safe environment for the teachers and for the children. Since I am forced to go back to school, I will be the only person in my household putting myself at risk. Rather than sending my children, putting them at risk, then opening us up for even more opportunity to get Covid.
The school district has led parents to believe that we are safe, ready, and prepared to welcome students tomorrow. They are lying. 400 wipes, five masks, one face shield, and one bottle of hand sanitizer, that is all we have been given to protect ourselves. And when all of this runs out, no one knows where we get refills. Let me mention, the money that we use that the school district provides every year, they are not allowing us to use it for PPE. We will not be reimbursed for PPE if we use our money for our classroom.
Plexiglass shields have been ordered to be installed in every school. We’ve been told that we should expect them within the next two months. So we are being asked to go back into the classroom knowing that it is not a safe environment and ready for us.
On the issue teachers not being given the flexibility to teach from home as initially promised by the school district, this teacher says children will be recipients of a sub-par education:
Now these students are stuck with substitutes that have no idea what they’re doing. Now, that’s not putting the kids first!
BocaNewsNow.com has received multiple similar reports from across the county.
There has been no denial from school district leaders on the issue of supply shortages. Teachers, administrators and even members of the school board have all stated that the school district is not ready for in person leaning which starts Monday. Roughly half of the district’s 180,000 student body is expected to return Monday, with everyone else continuing “distance learning.”
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