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More Than 70 Broward Teachers Leaving Over District Mandate They Return To Classroom

Superintendent Robert Runcie
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Broward Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie speaking during a virtual meeting.

Broward County Public Schools officials are facing a backlash from teachers, parents and students as the district continues to push for all employees to return to the physical classroom amid the soaring COVID-19 pandemic.

The ire is most tangible in the number of teachers who chose to either retire or resign since mid-December, when the district sent a memo to employees ordering any still working remotely to report to their brick-and-mortar schools for the spring semester’s January start.

Instead of coming back, however, more than 70 decided to leave their professions, according to the agenda for Wednesday’s scheduled school board meeting.

Read more at our news partner the Miami Herald.