• TEACHERS at Polk public schools get more planning time and increased autonomy in lesson planning under a negotiated employment contract approved 6-1 by the School Board. Member Sarah Fortney dissented, saying teachers should also get pay raises.
  • A 102-YEAR-OLD woman, Esther Marie Transue, was one of at least 44 residents of Highlands Lake Center taken to Lakeland Regional Health with COVID-19 symptoms. She tested negative, and if she tests negative again, she’ll get to leave the hospital. It’s not clear if she’ll go back to the nursing home.
  • BUSES and paratransit from the Citrus Connection return to normal schedules Friday. Bus passengers can use every other seat.
  • YOUTH BASEBALL organizations in Lakeland have differed in their approach to playing out the season. Lakeland City Baseball has ended its spring season since diamonds at Peterson Park remain closed. South Lakeland league president Bobby Kilpatrick is looking at all options to try to re-open play.

Source: The Ledger

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