Safety

District, Business Partners Celebrate National School Bus Safety Week

School Bus Safety Week is October 16-20, 2017

National School Bus Safety Week is October 16 – 20, and the School District of Palm Beach County’s Transportation Services Department will mark the week by reinforcing safety announcements with its drivers and emphasizing bus safety tips for the community. Throughout the week, drivers will receive important safety reminders, such as conducting pre- and post-trip…

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Twenty-Six Palm Beach County Schools Recognized as Models of Positive Behavior Support

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Several School District of Palm Beach County schools have been recognized as model schools by Florida’s Positive Behavioral Interventions & Support Project for the 2016-2017 school year, for their efforts in implementing Positive Behavior Support framework (PBS). To be eligible to become a model school, schools had to demonstrate how they implement the PBS initiative,…

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District Promotes October’s Bullying Prevention Month to Support Safe and Positive School and Workplace Climate

Boca Raton High School Students Dine Together

October is Bullying Prevention Month. The School District of Palm Beach County recognizes the importance of building awareness and providing education to support Bullying Prevention Month, and encourages District-wide activities that remind everyone of the importance of fostering a positive and supportive school climate at all District schools. This year’s activities include: Unity Day on…

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Frequently Asked Questions After Hurricane Irma: What You Need to Know

Two men outdoors, clearing trees.

Why does my child’s school look different? Many of our schools experienced some exterior damage as well as the loss of landscaping, trees, and shrubbery. Our schools are safe for students, but clean up and repair will be ongoing for several weeks. What happens with the school days we’ve missed? Florida statute requires that students…

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District Offices, Schools to Close Thursday and Friday in Advance of Hurricane Irma

National Hurricane Center map showing Hurricane Irma in relation to Florida

All Palm Beach County Public Schools and District offices will close Thursday, September 7, and Friday, September 8, in an effort to allow families to prepare for Hurricane Irma. All afterschool activities, including sports and school meetings, are canceled for Wednesday, September 6, in advance of schools closing on Thursday and Friday. All afterschool aftercare programs will remain…

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District Monitoring Hurricane Irma

National Hurricane Center map showing Hurricane Irma in relation to Florida

As Hurricane Irma moves through the Atlantic Ocean, School District of Palm Beach County leaders are closely monitoring the storm and its track. Any time severe weather affects Palm Beach County, the District works with emergency management officials, including the National Weather Service, to determine how school operations will be affected. Our top priority is…

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[VIDEO]: Your Penny at Work! District Expands School Bus Fleet

Two school buses in a parking lot

The Palm Beach County School District is set to roll out 78 new school buses, thanks to money raised through the penny sales tax. Purchased in January 2017, the buses will go into the fleet for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year. Forty-five of the buses are designed to transport students with special needs, coming equipped…

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