Broward School District Dealing With Overcrowded Classrooms & Rising COVID Cases

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FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – With the delta variant sidesplitting radical each day, clergy from each religion gathered astatine First Baptist Church Piney Grove successful Lauderdale Lakes connected Monday to impulse South Floridians to get a COVID changeable and deterioration a mask.

“COVID is real. It’s killed pastors. It doesn’t attraction if you are a person oregon a autobus driver,” said Rickey Scott of caller Hope Baptist Church.

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More children nether 12 successful Florida are getting sick. And with nationalist schools successful Broward present entering a 2nd afloat week, the fig of COVID cases is rising.

Over 350 students and unit are COVID positive, and the cases are crossed the county.

Among the highest:

  • New River Middle – 20
  • Western High – 11
  • Hollywood Hills High – 9
  • Ramblewood Elementary – 8

In summation to the cases, adjacent to 4,000 Broward students are successful quarantine. Some of those students are getting acquisition astatine home.

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In a missive to immoderate parents, they’re told “quarantined students volition beryllium capable to entree their classes done a Teams nexus connected their teacher‘s Canvas page.”

“Surveys are telling america that students are 5 months behind, truthful we bash not privation them to autumn further behind,” said Broward School Board Chair Dr. Rosalind Osgood explaining wherefore quarantined students are getting online entree to courses.

Some schools are implicit capacity. And with students often successful cramped quarters, determination is simply a existent interest of a COVID outbreak.

Dr. Osgood said it is simply a concern they are monitoring schoolhouse to school.

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“We cannot signifier six feet of societal distancing successful astir schools, that’s wherefore we are telling them to deterioration masks arsenic a mitigation tool,” she said.

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