Safety

School Police Adds Two Assistant Chiefs

The School Board has appointed two assistant school police chiefs to the District’s Police Department. Regina Price and Dennis Weiner will report directly to School Police Chief Frank Kitzerow. The hiring is part of the expansion of the School Police Department that has been underway for most of this year. More than 50 officers have…

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[Video]: Voters Approve PBCSD Referendum

Palm Beach County voters, once again, put students first by approving the Countywide School Question on the November 6 ballot. The Referendum, which takes effect on July 1, 2019, will increase the millage rate to 1 mill. This increase will provide approximately $200 million per year to Palm Beach County District-operated schools over the next…

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School Police Update: 46 Officers Hired, Recruiting Continues

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The School District of Palm Beach Police Department continues to recruit and hire qualified, experienced police officers to its department charged with protecting each of the District’s schools. Since February, the department has hired and deployed 46 School Police Officers to campuses across the District. Forty-one of those officers have been hired since July 2.…

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October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

October is anti-bullying month

Every October, schools and organizations across the country join STOMP Out Bullying™ in observing National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. The goal is to encourage communities to work together to stop bullying and cyber-bullying by increasing awareness of the prevalence and impact of bullying on all children of all ages. Monday, October 1 is also “World…

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[Video]: School Police Chief Kitzerow Answers Questions

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Safety and security is at the top of everyone’s mind, and students are no exception. School Police Chief Frank Kitzerow stresses that safety is everyone’s responsibility, and that includes students. If students see something suspicious, they should report it to a trusted adult, or students can download the Student Protect App to report their concerns…

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[Video]: Making a School Threat is No Joke, It’s a Crime

It's no Joke, Its a crime

Under a new Florida law, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act, it is now a second-degree felony to post shooting or terrorism threats on social media platforms – even if the threat is posted as a joke. Violators could face a sentence of up to 15 years in prison. It is critical…

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Update: District Response to Palm Beach Central High School Incident

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UPDATE, 2:48 p.m. Saturday: The School District of Palm Beach County continues to respond to the shooting that occurred during Friday night’s football game between Palm Beach Central and William T. Dwyer high schools. The District is providing counselors at Wellington High School and William T. Dwyer High School from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday for any students, parents and staff…

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