District Provides Community Support During Isaias

District Provides Community Support During Isaias
Posted on 08/03/2020
School Support

The School District of Palm Beach County acted swiftly to respond to the needs of the community when Hurricane Isaias threatened coastal Palm Beach County. Out of an abundance of caution, the County called upon the District to open four school-based, general population shelters.

Nearly 200 County residents sought refuge at Lake Shore Middle School in Belle Glade, Palm Beach Gardens High School in Palm Beach Gardens, Palm Beach Central High School in Wellington, and Park Vista High School in suburban Lake Worth.

The District’s Department of School Food Service served 1,393 meals over the course of two days. In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, people who stayed at the shelters followed new rules including social distancing guidelines, mask-wearing, and temperature checks.

Many District teams assisted in this smooth operation. Superintendent Donald E. Fennoy II extended gratitude to School Food Service workers, School District Police, members of Maintenance and Operations who supported the shelters, and many other District employees who worked in varying capacities to provide assistance.

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