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Some Parents In Palm Beach County Decide To Send Their Kids Back To In-Person Learning

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Allen Eyestone
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The Palm Beach Post
An isolation room for kids with symptoms of COVID-19 at a Palm Beach County public school.

The Palm Beach County school district is encouraging parents of students who are struggling with distance learning to send their child to in-person instruction as soon as possible. The process won't be easy as COVID-19 cases continue to spike.

The Palm Beach County school district is encouraging parents of students who are struggling with distance learning to send their child to in-person instruction as soon as possible.

The process won't be easy as COVID-19 cases continue to spike.

Shay Fann Lark is the mother of a 2-year-old daughter and a 10-year old son. Lark said her fourth grader has decided to stay home because remote learning works better for him.

"If you know that you have the type of child that’s not really good at focusing unless they have the direction, then, by all means do what you have to do,"Lark said. "But, I feel like it’s one of those things where you have to know the child and what’s best for them."

Lark says her son, who she says is a very independent learner for his age, doesn’t see a major difference with in-person classes due to social distancing rules.

She is more worried about safety concerns regarding COVID-19 and confusion surrounding the vaccine. Her 18-year-old niece is a college student struggling with the disease.

"She’s been in the hospital for over a month now and she tested negative five times," Lark said. "It’s one of those things where you have to take it seriously it, you have to be nervous. You're gonna have these ‘what ifs’ moments."

Parents can make their choice for the Spring 2021 semester until Jan. 11. They’re asked to log into the district's student portal. The district's second semester begins Feb. 2.