• POLK’S HISPANIC/LATINO population grew 76.2% between 2010 and 2020, according to new U.S. Census data. The groups constituted 25.9% of Polk residents in 2020, compared with 17.7% in 2010. (Subscribers-only story)
  • MCKEEL ACADEMIES staff must wear masks at work after 12 individuals across the three campuses tested positive for COVID-19. The director of schools said he is preparing an opt-out form in case a temporary mask mandate becomes needed for students.

Source: The Ledger

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  1. In regards to McKeel Academy and the temporary mask mandate, allowing an “opt out” form is like patching a hole in a boat with a piece of wire mesh!

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