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Community Invited to Join Dr. Avossa for Documentary Film Screening and Panel Discussion

By Nneka Nnolim | July 20, 2017

Superintendent Robert Avossa and the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County invite the community to a complimentary screening and panel discussion of the documentary film “The One That Got Away.” According to the filmmakers, the film “…explores the intertwined forces of home-life and school-life on children,” focusing on the story of a once-promising student who…

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Three District Graduates Earn Latest Round of College-Based National Merit Scholarships

By Nneka Nnolim | July 20, 2017

Three graduates from the School District of Palm Beach County have earned National Merit Scholarships from the college or university they will attend, as part of the most recent release of scholarship winners announced Monday by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. The winners will receive between $500 and $2,000 each year, for up to four…

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[Video]: Budget Workshop Wednesday Discusses FY 2018 Spending

By Julie Houston Trieste | July 19, 2017

A workshop to discuss the School District’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget is scheduled for Wednesday, July 19. At the workshop Chief Financial Officer, Mike Burke will present School Board members with the Superintendent’s proposed $2.85 billion budget including a breakdown of the District’s operating and capital budgets for FY 2018, which covers the 2017-2018 school…

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[VIDEO]: Clean Sweep! Custodians Work to Ensure Campuses are Ready for Back to School

By Jennifer Deshazo | July 18, 2017

“Spring cleaning” takes place during the summer months for the School District of Palm Beach County’s custodians. Crews throughout the District are working hard to make sure schools are in pristine condition for the students’ return on August 14. The Education Network caught up with the custodial team at Pine Grove Elementary School, a group…

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District’s Community and Family Involvement Programs Win Top Honors in State

By Julie Houston Trieste | July 18, 2017

Both of the School District’s nominations for the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE)  and Florida Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Community Involvement Awards have been honored as top programs in the State of Florida. South Olive Elementary School’s Latino Community Cares event and the Congress Middle School Boys and Blue were honored at the state PTA…

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See My Success: Glades Central High School Valedictorian is First in Family to Attend High School

By Jennifer Deshazo | July 17, 2017

Being named valedictorian was an honor for Glades Central High School graduate Perla Cervantes, but even more impressive is the legacy she’s set for her family. Perla is the first member of her family to attend high school, let alone graduate at the top of the class. “My parents only told me, ‘Do your best.’…

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[VIDEO]: See Which Schools Made This Week’s Honor Roll!

By Jennifer Deshazo | July 17, 2017

Each week, during its Spotlight on Education show, The Education Network (T.E.N.) highlights some of the great things happening around the School District of Palm Beach County. This week, the Honor Roll is shining the spotlight on Pahokee Senior High School’s Enid Cochran-Rivera for being selected to appear in the Trademark Women of Distinction publication;…

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Apply Now for Free and Reduced-Price Meals for the 2017-2018 School Year

By Jennifer Deshazo | July 12, 2017

Applications for Free or Reduced-Price Meals during the 2017-2018 school year are now being accepted by the School District of Palm Beach County. Eligibility for Free or Reduced-Price Meals is based on household size and income as outlined below. To ensure your family’s application is processed by the first day of school, applications need to be…

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Teacher Selfies Add Some Fun to District Back to School Campaign

By Nneka Nnolim | July 11, 2017

As the new school year approaches, some of the teachers who will help us Make it Count in 2017-2018 are getting their chance in the spotlight. Back in May, the Department of Communications and Engagement asked Palm Beach County teachers to be part of the District’s 2017 Back to School campaign in a cool way.…

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The Countdown to a New School Year Begins! How Will You #MakeItCountPBC?

By Kathy Burstein (Communications) | July 10, 2017

The 2017-2018 school year begins on August 14, and this year, the School District of Palm Beach County has one question: How will you make it count? From students challenging themselves to achieve in the classroom, to the teachers and staff dedicated to their students’ success, Palm Beach County schools are filled with people who…

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