Posts by Julie Houston Trieste

School Board Approves Calendar Change, No School on Election Day

The Palm Beach County School Board has approved a revision to the 2018-2019 school calendar that will close school for students on Election Day, Tuesday, November 6. The day will be a Duty/Professional Development Day (Duty/PDD) for school-based staff. The Duty/PDD previously scheduled for Friday, November 2 will be a regular school day for students and…

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Women’s Empowerment Summit to Assist Women in Business, Register Now

Women’s History Month presents a perfect opportunity every March to gather women together to discuss the challenges that remain for women-owned small businesses and to provide a strategic roadmap for success. The School District of Palm Beach County, Office of Diversity in Business Practices is hosting its Inaugural Women’s Empowerment Summit on March 20th from 9:30 a.m. to…

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2018 Alcohol Prevention Poster Contest, PSA Winners Announced

In its eighth year, the Alcohol Prevention Poster Contest was thrilled to once again receive over 600 quality entries from 43 schools and community centers. The continued interest in the contest demonstrates that the community has made prevention of underage drinking a priority. The theme this year was “Get Your Game on, Alcohol Free” promoting…

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School-Related Employee of the Year Described as the Heart of Her School

The woman described as “The heart of Congress Middle School” was surprised and celebrated Thursday as the District’s School-Related Employee of the Year winner. A group of family and friends along with school administration, Superintendent Robert Avossa, and even her pastor, staged in the media center to reveal the news that the principal’s confidential secretary,…

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