Palm Beach County Schools Superintendent Donald Fennoy expects at least 60,000 students to return to brick-and-mortar education Monday morning, based on the results of a survey filled out by parents. When he updated the public on Friday, still only 85 percent of the surveys had been completed.
He's asking parents to help keep everyone safe from the coronavirus.
"We need you to keep your children home if they're showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 or if they have recently been exposed. Students who show up with suspected symptoms will be isolated and their parents will be called to pick them up."
Fennoy says things will look different this year.
"Students and staff are returning and will imediately notice transportation and campus modifications that we put in place for their protection."
He says signs are posted outside and inside all campuses, reminding everyone that students and staff must wear masks at all times. There are more protocols in place as well.
"Improved air filters are being utilized where possible, cleaning supplies are stocked and custodians will conduct more frequent sanitation."
Fennoy says all visitors must have appointments first, then when they show up, their temperatures will be taken and they'll have to answer several questions before they're allowed in the schools.
County leaders also remind drivers to watch out for something not seen since March, school buses on the road and kids waiting at bus stops.
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