Posts by Julie Houston Trieste

#ThankATeacher Thursday: Suncoast Teacher Honored for Providing Lifelong Financial Lessons for Students

Suncoast High School’s personal finance lessons and teacher are adding up the accolades while also teaching important life-long lessons in financial literacy. The school has been named as a top 100 and top 10 large school for the Best W!se High Schools teaching personal finance. The program, sponsored by the Voya Foundation, provides a curriculum…

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[Video]: School District Departments Work Together to Help Community, Schools Weather the Storm

Before Hurricane Irma’s winds were whipping until the schools were ready to open Monday, School District of Palm Beach County employees were there to help the community prepare, cope and recover from the storm’s effects. The District’s Facilities teams shuttered schools prior to the storm, and a small team worked throughout Irma to ensure the…

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School Board Adopts $2.9 Billion Budget for Fiscal Year 2018

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The School District of Palm Beach County has adopted the budget for Fiscal Year 2018. The more than $2.9 billion balanced budget is up slightly from the originally proposed budget that the Board approved in August, and consists of a $536 million capital budget and $1.28 billion operating budget. Projected enrollment, coupled with the approximately…

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How You Can Help With #HurricaneHarveyRelief

The images of the storm damage, flooding and destruction in southeast Texas has many people asking “What can we do to help?” As a fellow member of The Council of Great City Schools, the School District of Palm Beach County is asking for donations to the Houston Independent School District (HISD) Foundation to provide resources…

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State Recognizes Two of the District’s Generous Business Partners

Business Partner Winners

Two of the School District’s outstanding business partners were recognized this summer by Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart during the Florida Department of Education Commissioner’s Business Recognition Awards. Brooks Hannula, owner of Horace Mann Company and Dr. Tomer Haik D.D.S., P.A., were among the more than 40 businesses and individuals honored at the event.  The awards…

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Delray Mayor Honored for Committing $100K to Carver Middle School

Delray Mayor and Principal of Carver Middle School

Carver Middle School will be receiving $100,000 thanks to the City of Delray Beach and its mayor, Cary Glickstein. For this donation, the School Board recognized Mayor Glickstein during the August 16 Board meeting. The funds, which will be distributed in 2018, are intended to further the school’s magnet program and provide additional professional development…

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District Students Take Top Honors in National SECME Competition

After months of engineering competitions from mousetrap car races to water rocket launches, students from six School District of Palm Beach County schools emerged as the top winners in the 2017 SECME (Science, Engineering, Communication, Mathematics and Enrichment) National Competition Finals. SECME  is a national program with a mission to create a more productive and…

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