Haitian Citizens Academy 2016 Overview

Goal and Objective

In order to acquaint community leaders and the various education stakeholders on its academic functions and operations the School District of Palm Beach County (SDPBC) announces the presentation of the Citizens Academy.


During the Citizens Academy information will be shared with participants about the education system of SDPBC that will give them the necessary knowledge to better support education and inform and motivate their respective community for increase involvement in the academic achievement of all students. The goal is to create engaged partnerships with informed stakeholders that will become more equipped as education advocates in the county for the benefit of our community at large.


The School District of Palm Beach County is the eleventh largest in the nation and the fifth largest in the state of Florida with 187 schools, serving more than 188,000 students who speak 152 languages and dialects. As the largest employer in Palm Beach County, the school district has about 21,213 employees, including more than 12,000 teachers.


Mission statement:  The School District of Palm Beach County is committed to providing a world-class education with excellence and equity to empower each student to reach his or her highest potential with the most effective staff to foster the knowledge, skills, and ethics required for responsible citizenship and productive careers.

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The Citizens Academy will cover several topics that will provide in-depth knowledge about the District and the schools’ academic functions and operations. They include:

  • Overview of the School District
  • Teaching and Learning/Adaptive Technology/ Choice Programs
  • Transportation
  • Food Services Healthy Choices
  • School Police/Safe Schools
  • ESOL and Welcome Center
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The academy will take place throughout the District’s four regions to accommodate many community members. The locations can be school centers, area offices. Community organizations can request an Academy taking place at their location for their staff if they so desire.






The Citizen Academy will be presented by a panel of several District’s Administrators who will each cover a topic. At the end of the presentation, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions. Academy coordinators and presenters will take into consideration concerns and suggestions from participants for further avenues to explore in order to enrich more the contents of the presentations and add more topics and take other initiatives for improving our services to our students.

Location, Date and Time for the Haitian Citizens Academy

There are two dates reserved for the Haitian Citizens Academy. Participants will have the choice of one date. Lunch will be provided and you will leave with a package containing some District’s important documents for parents and the community. You will also receive a certificate of participation at the completion of the academy. The Citizens Academy participants will be recognized at the School Board meeting following the date of the Academy and take a souvenir picture with the Board and the Superintendent.



Friday, February 3, 2017

9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Galaxy E3 Elementary School Media Center

550 NW 4th Avenue, Boynton Beach, Florida 33435

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Friday, February 10, 2017

9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

John I. Leonard Community High School

4701 10th Ave. N., Greenacres, Florida 33463

Please click HERE TO RSVP