PBC Teachers’ Attorney: “We’re Gonna Keep Fighting” the Reopening

Barry Silver, the lawyer who is representing employees in a class action lawsuit against the Palm Beach County School District drove home one point during a Thursday news conference.

He wants the district to recall six of the seven school board members who have been supportive of the effort to reopen campuses.

Dr. Debra Robinson is not included in Silvers’ request, as she has publicly stated that she feels reopening schools remains unsafe, due to the pandemic.

“Resist is calling for the recall of every board member, other than Debra Robinson, for gross malfeasance,” Silver said Thursday.

He went on to say, “We’re gonna keep fighting as long as we need to to protect the teachers.”

The news conference came after a six-hour hearing on the issue was held Wednesday.

That hearing concluded with Judge Glenn Kelley declaring that he would postpone making a decision on a temporary emergency injunction against the district until a later date.

Campuses in Palm Beach County reopened September 21, although virtual learning remains as an option.

Nearly 61,000 students have returned to brick-and-mortar campuses in the district, while another 80,000 continue learning from home.