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COVID CLIMBS IN SCHOOLS: Boca Raton Community High Now Hotspot

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Stunning 23 Cases At Boca Raton Community High, 17 Calusa Elementary, Boynton, Delray, Boca Raton Hit Hard. But Schools Stay Open.

Across Palm Beach County School District, 369 Students Positive, 284 Employees Positive.

School Board Lays Groundwork to Fight Tallahassee If “Brick and Mortar Only” Mandated.

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There are now 23 COVID-19 cases at Boca Raton Community High School (as of November 18, 2020).

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Amidst reports of social distancing, masking and management issues at Boca Raton Community High School, 23 students and staffers have tested positive for COVID-19. The Calusa Elementary COVID-19 infection count is holding at 17. Whispering Pines Elementary in Boca Raton is holding at 9, Omni Middle in Boca now reports 8 cases.

The situation at Palm Beach Central High — the hottest of hotspots in the school district — continues to deteriorate. There are now 25 COVID-19 cases at the school.

During Tuesday’s school board meeting, Dr. Debra Robinson — the only medical doctor on the school board — laid the groundwork to fight back if the Florida Department of Education mandates a return to “brick and mortar” school in January. She sums it up best on her Facebook page:


“Tonight I had a discussion item on a call to action. The board gave direction to lay the foundation for a call to action. If Tally says every student must go back to brick and mortar then residents of PBC should be called to action to say no! PBCSD should decide what happens in PBC schools.”

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is considering a mandate that would prohibit “distance learning” starting in January.


Here’s the early Wednesday morning sick update…

STAFF CASES AS OF 5:45 AM WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2020

Acreage Pines Elementary (3)

Addison Mizner Elementary (2)

Adult Education Center (2)

Allamanda Elementary (1)

Atlantic Community High (2)

Banyan Creek Elementary (2)

Beacon Cove Elementary (1)

Bear Lakes Middle (2)

Belle Glade Elementary (1)

Berkshire Elementary (1)

Binks Forest Elementary (8)

Boca Raton Community High School (6)

Boca Raton Community Middle (2)

Boynton Beach Community High (4)

Calusa Elementary (2)

Carver Community Middle (1)

Cholee Lake Elementary (4)

Clifford O. Taylor/Kirklane Elementary (4)

Congress Middle (5)

Conniston Community Middle (1)

Coral Reef Elementary (1)

Coral Sunset Elementary (1) 

Crosspointe Elementary (1)

Del Prado Elementary (1)

Diamond View Elementary (3)

Discovery Key Elementary (3)

Don Estridge High Tech Middle (1)

Dwight D. Eisenhower Elementary (1)

Eagles Landing Middle (1)

Emerald Cove Middle (1)

Everglades Elementary (2)

FHESC (4)

Forest Hill Community High (3)

Forest Hill Elementary (1)

Freedom Shores Elementary (8)

Frontier Elementary (1)

Galaxy E3 Elementary (2)

Golden Grove Elementary (2)

Grassy Waters Elementary (4)

Greenacres Elementary (1)

Grove Park Elementary (1)

H.L. Johnson Elementary (4)

Hagen Road Elementary (3)

Hammock Pointe Elementary (2)

Hidden Oaks K-8 School (1)

Highland Elementary (1)

Highridge (1)

Howell L. Watkins Middle (2)

Indian Pines Elementary (1)

Indian Ridge School (1)

Intensive Transition South (1)

J.C. Mitchell Elementary (3)

Jeaga Middle (1)

Jerry Thomas Elementary (5)

John F. Kennedy Middle (3)

John L. Leonard High School (1)

Jupiter Community High (2)

Jupiter Farms Elementary (2)

Jupiter Middle (2)

Lake Shore Middle (5)

Lake Worth Community High (1)

Lake Worth Middle (2)

Lantana Community Middle (3)

Lantana Elementary (1)

Liberty Park Elementary (2)

Limestone Creek Elementary (4)

Loggers’ Run Community middle (1)

Loxahatchee Groves Elementary (1)

Maintenance and Plant Operations Grounds (4)

Maintenance and Plant Operations (4)

Manatee Elementary (1)

Marsh Pointe Elementary (1)

Meadow Park Elementary (1)

Morikami Park Elementary (1)

New Horizons Elementary (3)

North Grade Elementary (2)

Northboro Elementary (1)

Northmore Elementary (1)

Olympic Heights Community High School (3)

Osceola Creek Middle (2)

Pahokee Elementary (1)

Palm Beach Central High (5)

Palm Beach Lakes Community High (1)

Palm Beach Public (1)

Palm Springs Community Middle (4)

Panther Run Elementary (1)

Park Vista Community High (1)

Pierce Hammock Elementary (1)

Pine Grove Elementary (1)

Plumosa School of the Arts (5)

Polo Park Middle School (4)

Regional Office Central (2)

Roosevelt Elementary (0)

Roosevelt Community Middle (2)

Royal Palm Beach Community High (2)

S.D. Spady Elementary (2)

Sandpiper Shores Elementary (1)

Santaluces Community High (5)

Seminole Ridge Community High (7)

Seminole Trails Elementary (1)

South Grade Elementary (6)

South Olive Elementary (2)

Starlight Cove Elementary (2)

Student Wellness (4)

Suncoast High (1)

Sunrise Park Elementary (1)

Sunset Palms Elementary (2)

The Conservatory School at North Palm Beach Elementary (1)

Transportation Central Facility (1)

Transportation West Facility (1)

Turning Points Academy (3)

Waters Edge Elementary (1)

Watson B. Duncan Middle (1) 

Wellington Landings Middle (5)

West Boca Community High School (3)

West Gate Elementary (2)

Western Pines Middle (3)

Westward Elementary (5)

Whispering Pines Elementary (3)

William T. Dwyer High (3)

Woodlands Middle School (1)

Wynnebrook Elementary (3)

STUDENT CASES AS OF 5:30 A.M., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2020

Acreage Pines Elementary (2)

Adult Education Center (1)

Alexander W. Dreyfoos Jr. School of the Arts (8)

Allamanda Elementary (2)

Bak Middle School of the Arts (2)

Banyan Creek Elementary (1)

Beacon Cove Intermediate (1)

Benoist Farms Elementary (1)

Berkshire Elementary (3)

Binks Forest Elementary (8)

Boca Raton Community High (17)

Boca Raton Community Middle (4)

Boca Raton Elementary (1)

Calusa Elementary (15)

Cholee Lake Elementary (1)

Christa McAuliffe Middle (2)

Citrus Cove Elementary (1)

Clifford O. Taylor/Kirklane Elementary (2)

Conniston Community Middle (4)

Coral Reef Elementary (2)

Coral Sunset Elementary (4)

Crestwood Middle (2)

Crystal Lakes Elementary (2)

Del Prado Elementary (5)

Diamond View Elementary (5)

Discovery Key Elementary (6)

Don Estridge High Tech Middle (3)

Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary (1)

Dwight D. Eisenhower Elementary (1)

Eagles Landing Middle School (2)

Emerald Cove Middle (2)

Equestrian Trails Elementary (1)

Everglades Elementary (5)

Forest Hills Community High (3)

Galaxy ES Elementary (1)

Glade View Elementary (1)

Golden Grove Elementary (2)

Gove Elementary (2)

Grassy Waters Elementary (2)

Greenacres Elementary (6)

H.L. Johnson Elementary (1)

Hagen Road Elementary (2)

Hammock Pointe Elementary (5)

Heritage Elementary (1)

Highland Elementary (1)

Highridge (1) 

Independence Middle (2)

Jerry Thomas Elementary (1)

John F. Kennedy Middle (3)

John I. Leonard High (3)

Jupiter Community High (9)

Jupiter Farms Elementary (5)

Jupiter Middle (5)

L.C. Swain Middle (2)

Lake Worth Community High (2)

Lantana Community Middle (2)

Lantana Elementary (2)

Liberty Park Elementary (2)

Lighthouse Elementary (3)

Limestone Creek Elementary (3)

Loggers’ Run Community Middle (1)

Loxahatchee Groves Elementary (1)

Manatee Elementary (6)

Marsh Pointe Elementary (3)

Meadow Park Elementary (7)

Melaleuca Elementary (2)

Morikami Park Elementary (5)

New Horizons Elementary (2)

Northboro Elementary (1)

Okeeheelee Middle (3)

Olympic Heights Community High (5)

Omni Middle (8)

Orchard View Elementary (1)

Osceola Creek Middle (2)

Palm Beach Central High (20)

Palm Beach Gardens Community High (1)

Palm Beach Gardens Elementary (1)

Palm Beach Lakes Community High (1)

Palm Beach Public (1)

Palm Springs Community Middle (2)

Palm Springs Elementary (1)

Palmetto Elementary (1)

Panther Run Elementary (3)

Park Vista Community High (5)

Pierce Hammock Elementary (4)

Pine Jog Elementary (2)

Pleasant City Elementary (1)

Plumosa School of the Arts (1)

Poinciana Elementary (2)

Polo Park Middle (5)

Rolling Green Elementary (1)

Roosevelt Community Middle (1)

Royal Palm Beach Community High (4)

Royal Palm Beach Elementary (3)

Royal Palm School (1)

Sandpiper Shores Elementary (1)

Santaluces Community High (2)

Seminole Ridge Community High (8)

South Grade Elementary (1)

South Olive Elementary (3)

Spanish River Community High (4)

Starlight Cove Elementary (1)

Suncoast High (6)

Sunset Palms Elementary (7)

The Conservatory School at North Palm Beach Elementary (2)

Timber Trace Elementary (2) 

Tradewinds Middle (1)

U.B. Kinsey/Palmview Elementary (1)

Verde K-8 (3)

Waters Edge Elementary (3)

Watson B. Duncan Middle School (1)

Wellington Community High (6)

Wellington Landings Middle (2)

West Boca Raton Community High (1)

West Riviera Elementary (1)

Western Pines Middle (4)

Westward Elementary (2)

Whispering Pines Elementary (6)

Woodlands Middle School (1)

We remind our readers that these numbers are cumulative and do not necessarily represent active infections.

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