Martin County schools welcome back students on Tuesday.Due to the coronavirus pandemic, all schools throughout the county have new safety protocols and procedures in place for the 2020-21 academic year.According to school district spokesperson Jennifer DeShazo, students’ desks are being spaced out by at least 6 feet, and everyone must wear face coverings on school campuses.The district has also developed a clinic for students who are experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19.In the event that a student becomes sick during the day, he or she would be sent to the clinic and parents will be called to pick them up. Students must then stay home and quarantine for a minimum of two weeks.The Martin County School District has invested more than $2 million in personal protective equipment, which includes face masks, hand sanitizer, and cleaning supplies.The district has also purchased thermometers for teachers, faculty, and staff in the event that child becomes sick and there’s a need to check his or her temperature.
The Lakers are holding out hope they will have the right ingredients that make this a destination spot once again.Account for Magic Johnson’s stature. Calculate Rob Pelinka’s smarts. Mix their collective vision in assembling a roster by maximizing cap space and aiding Luke Walton’s coaching staff to develop their young players. Then, perhaps LeBron James, Paul George and Russell Westbrook will want to sign a contract with the Lakers in the 2018 offseason when they become free agents.The Lakers deliberate attempt to preserve cap space has made it difficult to make moves in the first few days of free agency. After the Lakers met with veteran guard George Hill on Monday with hopes to sign him to a one-year deal, Hill agreed to a reported three-year, $57 million deal in Sacramento.Nonetheless, the Lakers are being patient trying to fulfill their needs in their backcourt, shooting and veteran leadership without compromising cap space. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThe Lakers met with free-agent guard Dion Waiters on Sunday, while also having extensive conversations in recent days about free-agent guard Rajon Rondo. The Lakers have expressed interest in retaining 22-year-old guard Tyler Ennis. Should the Clippers follow through on a proposed three-team trade that would send veteran guard Jamal Crawford to the Atlanta Hawks, he has “strong interest” in negotiating a buyout on his two-year contract and signing with the Lakers, according to a league source. Such possibilities could hinge on the subsequent fallout with Gordon Hayward choosing to sign with the Boston Celtics after playing for Utah Jazz for seven seasons since being drafted by them in 2010.The 25-year-old Waiters seems like a natural replacement for Nick Young, who opted out of his $5.7 million player option and has sparked interest from Golden State, Oklahoma City, New Orleans and Minnesota. But the Lakers’ possible partnership with Rondo has evoked some uneasiness around their fan base for reasons that have little to do with Rondo once playing for the rival Boston Celtics (2006-15) and winning an NBA championship at the Lakers’ expense. Instead, it has more to do whether Rondo would help the Lakers with outside shooting and a positive locker room influence. Rondo’s credentials are well-established as he has averaged 10.7 points on 46.3 percent shooting, 8.5 assists and 4.9 rebounds in a 10-year NBA career. During and after the two competed against each other in the 2008 and 2010 NBA Finals, former Lakers star Kobe Bryant often praised Rondo for his basketball intellect, passing ability and competitiveness. But after joining his fourth team in the past four seasons, Rondo has faced questions on his willingness to handle a reduced role and how he gets along with coaches.After the Mavericks made a mid-season trade for Rondo in 2015, he eventually clashed with Dallas coach Rick Carlisle, including having an in-game disagreement over play calling that drew a team-imposed one-game suspension. Rondo then had short stints in Sacramento (2015-16) and Chicago (2016-17), which waived him last week. Yet, numerous publications quoted teammates that also characterized Rondo as a willing and supportive mentor.As for the Lakers, they had inquired about Rondo with numerous former teammates and coaches in recent days, according to a league source familiar with the situation. After Rondo’s representatives initiated talks shortly after free agency began on Friday, the Lakers viewed Rondo as someone that could play both as a reserve and in a starting role along with rookie point guard Lonzo Ball. The Lakers also see Rondo as someone who could become a positive mentor for Lonzo.Staff writer Bill Oram contributed to this report