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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Bus Schedules Posted and Call Center Open, Get Ready to Ride

School bus schedules and routes are posted online and are available through the Transportation Call Center. Families are encouraged to check the bus stops and schedules as routes may change from year-to-year. To find your child’s bus stop location by address and school, find answers to frequently asked questions about transportation, read safety tips and…

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