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As Pediatric Positivity Rate Rises, Palm Beach Schools Tell Parents To Decide Next Six Months

School Continues Until June 18th. Parents Must Now Decide Whether Students Will Learn Remotely, Or In Person. BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The Pediatric Positivity Rate for COVID-19 is now 12.6 percent in Palm Beach County. That includes all children 18 and under. The high number comes as the Palm Beach County School District officially […]

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Reminder: School Starts Monday, Not Tuesday In Palm Beach County

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The long standing, somewhat inexplicable tradition of teachers in Palm Beach County starting the calendar year with an “in-service day” after being off for several weeks is a tradition no more. The Palm Beach County School District resumes classes for students and teachers on Monday, January 4th, 2021. With the […]

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Palm Beach County Schools Report 1200 COVID Cases As Winter Break Starts

Milestone Reached In Just Three Months BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Winter Break is now underway in the Palm Beach County School District under the ominous cloud of rising COVID-19 counts. The school district reports 1,214 COVID-19 infections as of December 21, 2020. The split: 683 students and 531 employees. The number is notable. “Brick […]

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REMINDER: No School Friday In Palm Beach County School District

Teacher In-Service Day Remains On The Calendar For December 4th, 2020 BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The Palm Beach County School District is sticking with its plan to use this coming Friday, December, 4th, as a teacher in-service day. That means no school — distance or in person — for the school district’s 180,000 students. […]

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CALUSA ELEMENTARY: Air Conditioner Down At Boca School With 14 COVID Cases

Teachers Ask For Help While Teaching Live. Palm Beach County School District Confirms Issue. BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Teachers apparently complaining of heat, poor ventilation and unteachable conditions at Calusa Elementary School in Boca Raton Wednesday afternoon got such attention that multiple parents called our newsroom asking for help. Calusa is a COVID hotspot […]

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Reminder: Palm Beach County Public Schools Closed Election Day

Schools Are Used As Polling Locations Across Palm Beach County. BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The Palm Beach County School District is closed for instruction on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. That, of course, is election day. Even though the majority of students remain learning remotely, schools are used as polling places so the annual election […]

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APOLOGY: William Latson, Fired Spanish River High Principal, Says Not Holocaust Denier

Watch His Videotaped Apology On BocaNewsNow.com. BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — In a videotaped message just released by fired Spanish River High School Principal William Latson, the man accused of being a Holocaust denier says he doesn’t deny the Holocaust happened, at all. “I am not a Holocaust denier. I am sorry that my comments […]

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PSAT At Spanish River High: Parents, Staffers Fear Super-Spreader Event

Hundreds In South Palm Beach County Expected To Take PSAT’s This Week In Spanish River High School Gym. Parents, Students Concerned Over COVID Spread. Watch Video. Read Document. BY: ANDREW COLTON | Editor and Publisher UPDATE 12:16 PM: After being “unaware” of the situation, the Palm Beach County School District tells BocaNewsNow.com officially that 150 […]

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Camera Off May Mean “Absent” In Palm Beach County Schools

Students To Be Told To Appear On Camera Or Face Being Marked “Absent.” Won’t Rule Out School Police Home Visits, DCFS Intervention If Students Do Not Appear. BY: ANDREW COLTON | Editor and Publisher BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Students who refuse to turn on their computer’s camera, cover their camera with “post-it notes,” or […]

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School Board Meeting: More Than 500 To Comment On Holocaust Questioner Rehire

Palm Beach County School Board Public Comment Section Could Last 15 Hours BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — BocaNewsNow.com has learned that more than 500 speakers have left messages regarding the rehiring of Spanish River High School Principal William Latson. Each of those messages will be played publicly once the meeting starts Wednesday afternoon. Playing the […]

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School Board To Evaluate Superintendent Donald Fennoy Next Week

Fennoy’s COVID-19 Performance Still Troubling To Board Members, Community BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Embattled Palm Beach County School Superintendent Dr. Donald Fennoy will undergo his annual performance review during the school board meeting set for October 21st. It is unclear if the school board is prepared to take action on Fennoy’s contract following missteps, […]

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Nearly 100 COVID Cases In Palm Beach Schools

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The Palm Beach County School District Friday morning reported 95 COVID-19 cases, almost evenly split between students and employees. The student infection count is 49, the employee infection count is 46. The dramatic increase in reported cases comes as the school district is still telling parents that they must choose […]

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Palm Beach School District Withholds Morikami Park Elementary COVID Infection

Latest Delay Raises Questions About Transparency, True COVID-19 Spread In Schools. Follows Whispering Pines Elementary School COVID “Coverup.” Parent Must Make Long Term Distance, In-Person Learning Choice This Week BY: ANDREW COLTON | Editor and Publisher DELRAY BEACH, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The Palm Beach County School District, already under fire for failing to notify parents […]

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Were Kids, Teacher Kept In Boca-Area Class Despite COVID-19 Positive First Grader?

Disturbing Allegation By Parents. No Denial By School District. BY: ANDREW COLTON | Editor and Publisher BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Palm Beach County School District officials knew that a first grade student in a Boca Raton elementary school class was positive for COVID-19 but didn’t tell that student’s classmates or teacher of possible exposure […]

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Florida Department Of Health Does Not Deny Slow School Contact Tracing

BocaNewsNow.com’s Exclusive Report Not Disputed By Health Officials. BY: ANDREW COLTON | Editor and Publisher BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — BocaNewsNow.com reported exclusively Wednesday that the Palm Beach County School District is facing significant delays in confirming COVID-19 positive students and staff members because the Florida Department of Health is moving slowly when it comes […]

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