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BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The Palm Beach County School District will likely hit the 1800 COVID-19 case mark today or Thursday. The milestone comes as a new wave of students — albeit smaller than anticipated — is expected to return to classroom learning in just two weeks.
For the first semester, roughly 40 percent of the school district’s 180,000 student body — or 72,000 students — attended school in person while everyone else learned remotely. The second semester will bring an increase of just 15,000 students, bringing the total of “in-person” learners to 48 percent.
That means the majority of Palm Beach County public school students students will continue to learn from home for the rest of the school year, as most parents and guardians do not appear ready to send their kids back to classrooms where children may be exposed to COVID.
As of 6 a.m. Wednesday, January 20th, 1,689 students and employees have tested positive for COVID-19 since mid-September, with several hundred cases being added since school resumed on January 4th. The cumulative split: 953 students and 736 employees.
Among school in South Palm Beach County (again, these are cumulative):
Boca Raton Community High School: 35 COVID cases.
Boca Raton Community Middle School: 18 COVID cases.
Boynton Beach Community High: 15 COVID cases.
Calusa Elementary: 23 COVID cases.
Coral Sunset Elementary: 14 COVID cases.
Del Prado Elementary: 15 COVID cases.
Don Estridge High Tech Middle: 25 COVID cases.
Eagles Landing Middle School: 9 COVID cases.
Hammock Pointe Elementary: 18 COVID cases.
Loggers’ Run Community Middle: 8 COVID cases.
Morikami Park Elementary: 12 COVID cases.
Olympic Heights Community High: 20 COVID cases.
Omni Middle School: 18 COVID cases.
Plumosa School of the Arts: 16 COVID cases.
Polo Park Middle: 21 COVID cases.
Spanish River Community High: 17 COVID cases.
Sunrise Park Elementary: 13 COVID cases.
Sunset Palms Elementary: 18 COVID cases.
Verde K-8: 14 COVID cases.
Waters Edge Elementary: 16 COVID cases.
Wellington Elementary: 12 COVID cases.
Wellington Landings Elementary: 13 COVID cases.
West Boca Raton Community High: 14 COVID cases.
Whispering Pines Elementary: 15 COVID cases.
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