Palm Beach Schools: 1,053 Teachers Didn’t Show On Wednesday, But …

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Teacher Absentee Number Is Very Similar To Same Day Last Year.


BY: ANDREW COLTON | Editor and Publisher

BOCA RATON, FL ( (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — The Palm Beach County School District tells that 1,053 teachers called out sick on Wednesday. While the number is higher than the same day in 2021, it is only marginally different.

On the first day of school following winter break last year, 916 teachers called out sick.

The School District provided this statement: “For Wednesday, January 5, 2022 we have 1053 teachers out. This is a rate of about 7.8%. The American average teacher absenteeism rate is 5.5%, so we are roughly 2.3% above what would be a typical American teacher absence rate.”

Also from the school system, “For our District, we had roughly the same amount of absences last year at this time.  We are monitoring this as the weeks progress, and we ae deploying District staff as well as all available substitutes to help mitigate any impact.”

There was no immediate statistic concerning how many students were out of school due to sickness. The Palm Beach County School District, this time last year, was still operating a mix of “distance learning” and in-person education — making a statistical comparison difficult if not impossible. is expecting a full update on new COVID-19 cases in the Palm Beach County School District late Thursday. The School District did not log cases during winter break.


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