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[Video]: Hardworking District Officers Recognized at Palm Beach County School District Police Department Annual Award Ceremony

Hardworking District Officers Recognized at Palm Beach County School District Police Department

Unlike other police forces, the School District Police are tasked with more than just protecting students each day. They are expected to create bonds with the children, a key factor in keeping schools safe. This interaction fosters a healthy relationship and builds trust and respect between the student and the school police officer. This is…

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The Countdown is On: Back to School Website Launches

School begins on Monday, August 13, and now is the time to begin preparations for the return to the classroom. The School District of Palm Beach County has created a Back to School website with everything families need to get ready to return to District schools. PalmBeachSchools.org/BacktoSchool is a one-stop-shop with information on finding your…

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Former District Teacher Wins Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

Three people in photo with one person holding an award.

Alicia Foy was recently named a recipient of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). Foy, who previously taught at Poinciana Elementary School, received the PAEMST award which is the nation’s highest honor for teachers of mathematics and science. As part of the award, Foy received $10,000 from the National Science…

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Board Member Whitfield Honored for Support of LGBTQ Community

School Board member Erica Whitfield was honored last month as the 2018 recipient of the Compass Leadership Award. Compass, an organization that promotes awareness for the LGBT community, gives the award to recognize the achievements of elected and appointed officials who display the highest level of commitment and long-established record of leadership in social justice…

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School Police Receives Accreditation for the Sixth Time Since 2003

Certificate of Accredation

The Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) has approved full reaccreditation for the School District of Palm Beach County School Police Department. This is the sixth time that School Police has received accreditation since 2003. Accreditation, a highly-prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence, certifies that the Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and…

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District Teacher is State Finalist for Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

Karina Moran, an Accelerated Mathematics Teacher at Manatee Elementary School in Lake Worth, is one of just three teachers in Florida to be recognized as a state finalist for the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). Moran will be in the running for $10,000 from the National Science Foundation, and…

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Applications Being Accepted for Five School District Magnet Programs

MSAP Scholarships

Registration is still open to attend one of five School District of Palm Beach County schools with special programs funded by a three-year, $11.6 million Magnet Schools Assistance Program (MSAP) grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The five magnet schools include two International Baccalaureate (I.B.) elementary schools, one I.B. middle school, one established I.B.…

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