• POLK SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT Jacqueline Byrd, 53, affirmed her decision to retire in February. Political rumblings had suggested she might reverse her decision if Billy Townsend lost re-election, as happened two weeks ago.
  • SCHOOLS: Coronavirus cases were reported at six more public schools in Polk on Sunday and early Monday. Lakeland-area schools with cases include Lakeland High School/Harrison School for the Arts (six cases), Lake Gibson Middle School (one), Tenoroc High School (one), Jean O’Dell Learning Center (one) and Churchwell Elementary (one) | Schools with cases
  • FIVE NURSING HOMES in Polk report recent double-digit increases in COVID-19 cases. In Lakeland: Wedgewood Healthcare Center reported 22 cases among residents in the last 10 days; Grace Manor Suites acknowledged 11 (seven residents, four staff) in the last week; Grand Villa of Lakeland acknowledged 17 (six residents, 11 staff) in the last week.

Source: The Ledger

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