Safety

“Teach the Flu a Lesson” with These Prevention Tips

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While there is no indication of an increase in flu activity in any Palm Beach County school, it is still important to take precautions to stay healthy and practice proper measures to prevent acquiring and spreading the illness during the flu season. The Palm Beach County Health Department works directly with District schools to educate…

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School Bus Driver’s Attentiveness and Quick Thinking Saves the Day

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School District of Palm Beach County Bus Driver Regina Shealy recently received the Heroism Award from the Traffic Safety Committee of the Palm Beaches at the 32nd annual Traffic Safety Recognition Luncheon. Shealy was honored for quickly coming to the rescue of a student who rode on her school bus. In February while driving her usual…

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J.C. Mitchell ES Afterschool Counselor Rescues Man from Smoking Car

J.C. Mitchell Elementary School Afterschool Counselor Edgar Baez apologetically texted his boss Tuesday, “Sorry I’m late. Stuck in traffic.” But his humble message wasn’t quite the whole story. Baez was late because he stopped to rescue an elderly man who had had an accident and was stuck in his smoking car. “We were making a right-hand turn,…

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School District Hiring Bus Drivers

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The School District is seeking school bus drivers to be trained and ready for the road. The District is currently seeking 25 to 30 drivers to help create a reserve of drivers to help fill spots vacated by drivers who retire or leave their positions. Successful trainees who become school bus drivers will receive a…

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District Partners With Palm Beach County Cares to Support Disaster Relief in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

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The School District of Palm Beach County has joined a group of community organizations, agencies, elected officials, and business leaders who are collaborating to support hurricane survivors in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Called Palm Beach County Cares, the collective is distributing an official listing provided by the Office of the Governor of…

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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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