While most schools in Broward and Palm Beach Counties have opted to push the start date for on campus classes back a week due to the coronavirus, one Palm Beach school still plans to open it’s doors this week.
Berean Christian School near West Palm Beach says they are ready to welcome students back on August 5th.
The private pre-school through 12th grade school says they have done everything in there power to make coming back to school as safe as possible for both students and teachers:
“We’ve spent close to $20,000 on PPE equipment, so we kind of feel like we are getting to a point where we are doing as much as is required of us to make this as safe as possible. We also will not be assigning lockers until we get further down into maybe a phase two area. We will have stairwells that are up and some that are down. We are trying to minimize the traffic as much as we can in the hallways, ” William Dupere said.
In addition to those previsions Dupere says classes will operate at 50% of their capacity with students being on campus during AM or PM shifts, temperature checks will be administered upon entering the campus, both teachers and students will be required to wear and that there will be sanitizer bottles in all common areas.
Some of the students have also opted to continue virtual learning, while many others will complete some classes on campus and other classes virtually to cut down on the amount of students on campus at any one time.