Flagler District Enables Parents to Track Children’s School Bus in Real Time Through App
The district has partnered with a company that’s been in the business of school bus technology for 20 years to apply the free “Here Comes The Bus” app to Flagler County. Flagler Schools Transportation Directors Andy West looked at various applications before deciding on “Here Comes The Bus.”“You can track your child’s location when they’re on the bus,” West said. “You’ll get alerts when the bus is approaching the bus stop, you can look at the location of the bus before it even gets to the bus stop. Of those, four were school bus passengers, five were school bus drivers, 15 were pedestrians, and 79 were occupants of other vehicles.) “Notifications are sent when the bus is nearby practically eliminating the wait times at the bus stop,” a company fact sheet states.flaglerlive.com
County Administrator Leaves in June. Four Commissioners Aren’t Interested in Planning for Replacement Yet.
But the board still went through a formal if hurried hiring process. “Are we working on a timeline for discussing the replacement process for the administrator?” he asked Donald O’Brien, the commission chairman. So no discussion about the process?” Dance asked. “I don’t really have any desire to talk about it until we have something on the board,” O’Brien said. “But I mean, whatever the pleasure is of all the other commissioners.”The other commissioners were not interested in moving forward.flaglerlive.com
Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Here’s what happened Feb. 4 with COVID-19 in the Chicago area
Also on Thursday, about 80,000 COVID-19 vaccines that will be redirected from long-term care facilities to CVS Health stores won’t be distributed in the Chicago area, the pharmaceutical chain said. AdvertisementMeanwhile, despite Chicago Public Schools extending a “cooling off” period through Thursday, Mayor Lori Lightfoot started the day casting blame on the Chicago Teachers Union for the lack of an agreement over reopening schools. “At this point finding a public health expert who opposes in person learning would be like finding a scientist that doesn’t believe in climate change,” Jackson said. After months of consideration, the Illinois mom, who is breastfeeding her newborn son, decided she would get a COVID-19 vaccine. —Associated Press6:45 a.m.: Triton College in River Grove opens as Cook County COVID-19 vaccination siteTriton College, a community college in west suburban River Grove, began serving as one of Cook County Health’s COVID-19 vaccination distribution sites on Wednesday.chicagotribune.com
Flagler School Board Adopts Anti-Discrimination Policy Without Specified Protections for Transgender Students
Meeting after meeting, month after month since last fall, the most contentious issue before the Flagler County School Board was whether and how to recognize and protect the rights of transgender students. The focus was a proposed board policy prohibiting sexual and other forms of discrimination. The coronavirus emergency and the school board meeting held virtually, with each board members and top staffers in their own homes or offices, made sure of that. But if there was a lack of passion from the absence of an audience, board members made up for it at least in part. She said her own research led to corrections in her own understanding of gender, gender identity, and gender dysphoria, which she now acknowledges is a disorder, in context.flaglerlive.com