School District Transporation Department Hosting Bus Driver Job Fair Tuesday

By Julie Houston Trieste | May 22, 2017
School bus in front of blue sky

The Transportation Department is holding a Job Fair at the Central Transportation Facility, 3376 Summit Blvd. in West Palm Beach on Tuesday, May 23, from 9:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. to immediately hire 50 school bus drivers for the 2017- 2018 school year.  Successful trainees who become school bus drivers will receive a starting pay of…

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Glades Central High School Celebrates Students’ Success With Academic and Military Signing Day

By Jennifer Deshazo | May 22, 2017

This school year at Glades Central High School has truly been one for the books! The school’s graduation rate has increased 13 percentage points in the last two years, up to 78% for the Class of 2017. This group of seniors also earned over $2 million in scholarships! In celebration of these tremendous accomplishments, the school…

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District Survey Shows Significant Improvement in Teacher, Employee Satisfaction

By Kathy Burstein (Communications) | May 22, 2017
Dr. Avossa shakes hands with a teacher on the first day of school at Forest Hill High School

Teachers and school employees are more positive about their schools, students and leadership, according to the results of the latest School Effectiveness Questionnaire (SEQ), which surveyed teachers and school employees throughout the School District of Palm Beach County this past winter to measure perceptions about the effectiveness of District schools. Creating a positive and supportive…

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School’s Out But Education Continues With Summer Learning and Reading

By Nneka Nnolim | May 20, 2017
Colorful drawing

The School District of Palm Beach County’s Summer Learning Inspirations program gives K-12 students the opportunity to engage in fun reading and learning during the summer, helping to prepare them for school in the fall. It also helps them maintain the progress they made during the school year. The Summer Learning website for students and…

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District’s Third Graders Improve Scores on Florida Standards Assessment for English Language Arts

By Kathy Burstein (Communications) | May 19, 2017
Students working with a teacher on reading

Third graders in Palm Beach County showed a slight improvement on the English Language Arts (ELA) portion of the Florida Standards Assessment taken during the spring at School District of Palm Beach County-operated schools, according to results released Friday by the Florida Department of Education. Approximately 54 percent of third graders in the District earned…

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Happily Ever After Begins with Reading Event at Washington Elementary School

By Jennifer Deshazo | May 19, 2017

Every child in elementary school in Palm Beach County will receive a free book this month courtesy of the “Happily Ever After Begins with Reading” campaign of Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County. The book distribution is designed to encourage summer reading, with students receiving some of the most popular titles in children’s literature…

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Controlled Open Enrollment Lottery Results to be Sent May 31

By Julie Houston Trieste | May 18, 2017

More than 2,700 students and their families will find out on Wednesday, May 31 whether they have received a spot in one of more than 79 schools with seats available as part of Controlled Open Enrollment. Of the 4,135 applications that the District received from 2,766 students, approximately 300 of the students are current charter…

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Two District Students Selected as Sunshine State Scholars

By Jennifer Deshazo | May 17, 2017

The Florida Department of Education and the Florida Education Foundation will recognize two of the School District of Palm Beach County’s highest-achieving eleventh grade STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) students at the Sunshine State Scholars conference May 19-20. The two-day conference, presented by Lockheed Martin, celebrates the accomplishments of Florida’s elite students and provides…

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Mayor Paulette Burdick Unveils Haitian Cultural Collection at the Lantana Road Branch Library

By Nneka Nnolim | May 17, 2017
People in a library

Palm Beach County Mayor Paulette Burdick unveiled the Haitian Cultural Collection of books at the Lantana Road Branch of the Palm Beach County Library System on Saturday, May 13, as part of the inaugural event celebrating Haitian Heritage Month. The collection includes books from local authors, as well as renowned Haitian writers. The collection also…

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Volunteer, Golden Grove Elementary Art Teacher are a Perfect Match

By Jennifer Deshazo | May 17, 2017

Mrs. Cynthia Dudnick, an avid tennis player, loves her tennis matches. However, she now has a different match that she enjoys as well.  As a school volunteer, she has been paired with Shaina Adams, Golden Grove Elementary’s new art teacher. Mrs. Dudnick, an Ocean City, New Jersey native, is a former art teacher herself! She…

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