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UPDATE: Palm Beach County School District Reports 2,249 COVID Cases

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Teachers: Parents Using School As Day Care Instead Of Keeping Sick Kids Home.

Calusa Elementary teachers “livid” at “selfish, entitled parents.”

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Teachers at Calusa Elementary in Boca Raton say parents are to blame for the school’s rising COVID case count.

BY: ANDREW COLTON | Editor and Publisher

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — The COVID-19 case count in the Palm Beach County School District continues to grow, rapidly closing in on the total number of cases reached during the entire 2020-2021 school year. At the current pace, the District will hit last year’s total of 3855 by the middle of September.

BocaNewsNow.com is receiving reports of half full classes, teachers spending as much time trying to help students after school as they do during school, and parents growing increasingly frustrated with Governor Ron DeSantis. DeSantis prohibited school districts from offering “distance learning” during the 2021-2022 school year.

In the Palm Beach County School District, roughly 4000 students are believed to be under a “stay home” order, meaning they are either infected with COVID-19, or may have been exposed. While under the order, students have no “live” learning. They may only download work from a portal, complete it on their own, and hope that their teacher is willing to work without pay to offer assistance, on their own, remotely after school.

At Calusa Elementary in Boca Raton, which last year was considered a “hot spot” due to a stunning number of COVID-19 cases, the District reports at least 27 students are now infected. Teachers contacting BocaNewsNow.com say the problem this year is the same as the problem last year.

”Parents are more interested in playing tennis, getting a massage, or going to ‘the club’ than they are keeping their sniffling, coughing children home,” said a Calusa teacher who asked not be identified but also raised concern last year. “Our administrators need to aggressively tell these elitist parents that they can not send their kids to school if they are even sneezing.”

Another teacher at the school shared a similar sentiment.

”These are some of the worst parents I’ve ever seen. If your child is not feeling well, or appears to be not feeling well, stay home. We are not a dumping ground for third graders with runny noses and low fevers.”

Calusa Elementary, while reporting a notable case count, is certainly not the at the top of the list. Schools in Jupiter, Wellington, and Boca Raton Community High School have some of the worst COVID counts in the Palm Beach County School District. Boca Raton High reports 48 student cases. Below is the current status report, as of early Thursday morning.

The Palm Beach County School District says that violators of the “mask mandate” will begin to face enforcement actions on Monday. The first phase will involve parent teacher conferences. If students continue to resist compliance, suspensions may be ordered.

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