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FLORIDA: DYING AND LYING? 180 NEW DEATHS, QUESTIONS OVER PALM BEACH COUNTY’S NUMBERS

FLORIDA LOGS 180 NEW DEATHS, PALM BEACH COUNTY LOGS 27, POSITIVITY RATE SEEMS UNBELIEVABLE BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Palm Beach County recorded a near record 27 COVID-19 deaths on Thursday through 11:59 p.m. with 367 new infections. But the reported positivity rate — just 7.4 percent — seems somewhere between improbable and an outright […]

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SCHOOL SURVEY EXTENDED, BUT PALM BEACH SCHOOLS START IN JUST WEEKS

PARENTS APPARENTLY SLOW TO RESPOND BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The highly publicized Palm Beach County School District survey — asking parents when they would feel comfortable sending kids back to school — apparently isn’t generating significant response. The school district just extended the response deadline, even though school starts remotely in just over 3 […]

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WHO IS LYING? PALM BEACH COUNTY OR FLORIDA HEALTH OFFICIALS?

PALM BEACH COUNTY IS RELEASING A “POSITIVITY RATE” THAT IS MUCH DIFFERENT THAN FLORIDA’S REPORT FOR THE SAME AREA. FLORIDA: PALM BEACH COUNTY POSITIVITY IS 8.2 PERCENT. PALM BEACH COUNTY OFFICIALS: IT’S 13.01 PERCENT. UPDATE (August 3, 2020 8:51 a.m.): Palm Beach County Responds, See End Of Story BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The positivity […]

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PALM BEACH COUNTY PEDIATRIC POSITIVITY RATE AMONG HIGHEST IN STATE

TRUMP SAYS KIDS ARE “ALMOST” IMMUNE. 36,046 CHILDREN IN FLORIDA KNOW HE’S WRONG. BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The Palm Beach County pediatric positivity rate for COVID-19 continues to be extremely high. The weekly cumulative report, just released by the Florida Department of Health, shows the pediatric positivity rate for Palm Beach County is 14.6 […]

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: Nothing Before August 24th At The Earliest In Florida

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Source: Palm Beach County School District Verbatim)— On Thursday, July 23, 2020, the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) held a second emergency board meeting to discuss and vote on the official start date for fall sports for all of its member schools.  During this meeting, the FHSAA’s Board of Directors […]

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DESANTIS AT IT AGAIN: TELLS SCHOOLS TO OPEN, OFFERS SUPERINTENDENT EMAIL ADDRESSES

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Florida Governor Ron DeSantis seemingly blew a dog whistle via Twitter a short time ago. Here’s what he posted: “I am urging Florida’s school superintendents to ensure parents have the choice between in-person and distance learning for their kids. Many school districts need a few extra weeks to safely reopen […]

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BULLYING? Did Omni Middle PTSA President Just Threaten News Media?

UPDATE (July 23, 2020 at 11:19 a.m.): We just received a statement from the President of the Palm Beach County Council of PTAs and PTSAs. She reports that Omni elected a new president in the spring and that the website is outdated. She also stressed that PTA’s promote child advocacy and respect. Please read the […]

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IT’S OFFICIAL: Palm Beach County Schools Start August 31, End June 18th

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Source: Palm Beach County School District Verbatim Advisory) — The 2020-2021 school year will begin for students on Monday, August 31 in Palm Beach County School District-operated schools. The School Board voted unanimously on July 22 to delay the start date by three weeks, allowing more time to prepare for the […]

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Facing Teacher Lawsuit, DeSantis Attempts To Sound Rational On School Opening

Florida Governor Tells Schools That If They Need To Delay, “Have At It!” Statement Comes Day After President Trump, A DeSantis Ally, Changes Tune On Facial Coverings As Approval Plummets Florida Pediatricians Want Schools Closed Until Positivity Drops To 3-5 Percent BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Here is the complete text of a speech that […]

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PEDIATRICS ACADEMY: DON’T OPEN FLORIDA SCHOOLS UNTIL POSITIVE RATE DROPS TO 3 PERCENT

STANCE COULD LEAD TO DISTANCE LEARNING FOR ALL OF FALL BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The Florida chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics is calling on Governor Ron DeSantis to delay “in person” education until the pediatric positivity rate drops to a range of 3 to 5 percent. The pediatric positivity rate is currently […]

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PALM BEACH SCHOOLS: NEW CALENDAR EXTENDS YEAR TO JUNE 18TH

EXPECT 2021-2022 TO START ON TIME, MAKING NEXT SUMMER EXTREMELY SHORT BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — If the Palm Beach County School Board officially moves the first day of school during Wednesday’s meeting to August 31st, it will also move the “last day of school” to June 18th. That will become the latest “last day […]

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DELRAY COPS INVESTIGATE DEADLY DRIVE-BY SHOOTING

DELRAY BEACH, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Source: Delray Beach PD Advisory Verbatim) — Delray Beach police are investigating a drive-by shooting. Police responded to the call at 8:06 p.m. in the 300 block of S.W. 10th Avenue. Occupants in two cars were shooting at each other. A man, who was standing on the sidewalk, was shot.  The […]

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SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: PALM BEACH SCHOOL OPENING WILL BE DRIVEN BY SCIENCE

PALM BEACH COUNTY SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT SENDS LETTER TO PARENTS FOLLOWING HEATED SCHOOL BOARD MEETING BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Palm Beach County School Superintendent Dr. Donald Fennoy just sent the following email to parents and teachers. It comes less than a day after the School Board spent nearly 11 hours listening to comments about Fennoy’s […]

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SCHOOL BOARD: PALM BEACH COUNTY SCHOOLS OPENING DELAYED, DISTANCE LEARNING ONLY

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The Palm Beach County School Board voted during a nearly 11 hour meeting to begin the school year late — possibly August 30th, 2020, with distance learning only. The delay buys time for the school district to obtain and provide Chromebooks to families in need while solidifying distance learning plans. […]

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COVID-19: PALM BEACH COUNTY PEDIATRIC POSITIVITY IS NOW 33.5 PERCENT

EXTREMELY HIGH PERCENT POSITIVE RATE FOR KIDS 17 AND UNDER IN PALM BEACH COUNTY BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — As parents address the school board during a live stream of the pivotal meeting that will lead to a vote on distance learning Wednesday night, several parents are claiming that kids just don’t contract COVID-19. That’s […]

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REMINDER: Academy Of Pediatrics Changed Its Position On COVID and School

SEVERAL PARENTS CITE “FACTS” THAT AREN’T FACTUAL BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Never underestimate the vocality of people who have absolutely no idea what they’re talking about. Parents speaking at the live streaming School Board meeting right now (July 15, 2020) are spewing comments about not closing for car accidents, not closing for the flu, […]

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COVID-19: PALM BEACH SCHOOL BOARD CHAIR DISGUSTED BY SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS

BARBIERI: HEALTH DIRECTOR OF PALM BEACH COUNTY TOLD TO “KEEP MOUTH SHUT” BY STATE OF FLORIDA BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — School Board Chairman Frank Barbieri, Jr., preparing to lead the school board in a vote shortly to affirm distance learning for the start of the 2020-2021 school year, just delivered a passionate speech blasting […]

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PALM BEACH COUNTY SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT REVEALS BACK TO SCHOOL PLAN

DISTANCE LEARNING TO START, REVIEW HEALTH CONDITIONS OF PALM BEACH COUNTY ON A WEEKLY BASIS BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Palm Beach County School Superintendent Dr. Donald Fennoy has just released his proposed “back to school plan” — just two days before the School Board is set to vote. The plan calls for distance learning […]

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