Posts by Kathy Burstein (Communications)

State releases 2018 FSA results for math, English Language Arts, end-of-course exams

Logo for the School District of Palm Beach County

Students in the School District of Palm Beach County continued to outperform their peers statewide on Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) tests across many key indicators, according to data released late Thursday by the Florida Department of Education. One highlight, based on an early review of the data: District students outperformed the state and other large,…

Read More

School Board Opts to Promote from Within, Conduct Internal Search for New Superintendent

Logo for the School District of Palm Beach County

The School District of Palm Beach County’s next superintendent will be selected from within the District’s current employee ranks, with the goal of naming a new leader by Spring Break, School Board members decided Wednesday. Board members unanimously agreed that an internal candidate was best positioned to continue the progress made under the School District’s…

Read More

School District, City and Chamber Officials Work Together for Comprehensive Solutions to Increase School Capacity in Boca Raton

Logo for the School District of Palm Beach County

School District of Palm Beach County, City of Boca Raton and Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce officials met recently to discuss the good news and challenges about growth in the greater Boca Raton Community. The good news is more families are choosing the City as their home – a good problem to have in…

Read More

District’s Graduation Rate Once Again Exceeds State, Large School Districts

The graduation rate for District-operated schools for the 2016-2017 school year is 90 percent.

The School District of Palm Beach County’s graduation rate for the 2016-2017 school year reached a historic high mark, ranking first among Florida’s large, urban school districts and exceeding the state’s graduation rate for the Class of 2017, according to figures released Wednesday by the Florida Department of Education. The graduation rate for District-operated schools…

Read More

Three District schools earn “Schools of Hope” grants from Florida Department of Education

Graphic showing Schools of Hope grant recipients along with the amount of grant money each school received.

Three School District of Palm Beach County schools – Gove Elementary School, Palm Beach Lakes High School and West Riviera Elementary School – will receive grants totaling $7.6 million from the Florida Department of Education as part of the “Schools of Hope” program. Palm Beach Lakes High will receive $4.6 million, West Riviera Elementary will…

Read More

Principals Named at Two District Elementary Schools

Logo for the School District of Palm Beach County

Two products of the School District of Palm Beach County have recently taken the helm of two District elementary schools. Deborah McNichols was introduced as Principal of Greenacres Elementary School, and Dr. Kathryn Morem was introduced as Principal of Del Prado Elementary School, during the School Board meeting on September 27. Ms. McNichols has been…

Read More