As School Year Ends, Turns Out Safest Students Were Those Who Stayed Home.
BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — The Palm Beach County School District ends its school year today — a school year where just roughly 60 percent of the 180,000 student population actually attended classes in person.
Despite the screaming, the yelling, the irrational claims that COVID was made up, threats against school board members, and other insanity from the pro-Trump-COVID-is-fake-crowd, it turns out the majority of parents and guardians opted to keep their kids home during the 2020-2021 school year even when the opportunity existed to send them back to “brick and mortar” learning.
Those parents and guardians may have made the right call. The Palm Beach County School District is ending the year with 3,855 students, teachers, employees and other workers testing positive for COVID-19 since September. Nearly 2400 students alone tested positive.
Three Boca Raton schools were among those recording the highest COVID case counts in the entire Palm Beach County School District. Don Estridge High Tech Middle School logged 68 COVID-19 cases. Boca Raton Community High School logged 59. Boca Raton Community Middle reported 57.
The district standout was Jupiter Community High School which recorded 86 COVID-19 cases.
School District officials told BocaNewsNow.com multiple times throughout the school year that parents, especially at several Boca Raton area schools, sent their kids to school who were showing signs of illness.
As we reported earlier this school year, several parents were accused of sending their sick children to school because they “had enough” of round-the-clock parenting and needed “a spa day.”
As the school year comes to an end, plans are already underway for the 2021-2022 school year which starts in just seven weeks. Teachers report the first week of August. Students start on August 10th.
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