I see in my copy of Tuesday’s Occasions an article by Kelsey Podo.
Within the article, it’s associated that the Corridor County Board of Training has graciously accepted use of federal monies for 10 days of paid depart for workers suffering from COVID, however it’s rapidly famous that this can solely be obtainable for sure staff, if wanted; it isn’t for everybody.
I’ll depart it to these a lot brighter than I’m to parse out the ambiguities of all that.
Nevertheless, the article then goes on to debate, at simply as a lot column house, the system’s plan to spend $85,000 at every of roughly 30 faculties for an digital highway signal to broadcast directions to the general public. The system has already bought half a dozen or so of those indicators.
By my math, which might not be rocket science stage, at $40 every, that cash would have purchased/would but purchase over 2,100 COVID assessments of academics for 30 weeks, or it will purchase two doses (at $19.50 per dose) of Pfizer COVID vaccine for two,100 academics within the system, after which 29 weeks of COVID testing (way more if the funds for the indicators already bought had been diverted).
This college system, and neighboring Gainesville Metropolis Faculties, declare to not even be capable to assist their academics safe COVID vaccines, although each insist upon working in-person/face-to-face instruction in the midst of a wave of infections in a famous “scorching spot” for infections within the state. The native hospital is reportedly full up and treating sufferers contained in the ambulances that convey them to the ER bay.
Corridor County Faculties loudly publicizes that it’s “essentially the most caring place within the galaxy,” or some such drivel. At the start of the varsity 12 months, simply earlier than I early retired to keep away from their COVID contagion field experiment, one of many Corridor County excessive faculties was touting that they would offer every instructor with a single surgical masks, as a contagion containment measure, and that each instructor could be required to be masked always.
To their credit score, the system has apparently required college students to be masked in school rooms (in marked distinction to say Cherokee County), however clearly numerous actual cash goes towards issues unrelated to workers and pupil security.
Soundbites/headlines may be “signal, signal, all over the place an indication” or “an indication of priorities” or “indicators of the occasions.” No less than it appears so to me.