School Board

Three District schools earn “Schools of Hope” grants from Florida Department of Education

Graphic showing Schools of Hope grant recipients along with the amount of grant money each school received.

Three School District of Palm Beach County schools – Gove Elementary School, Palm Beach Lakes High School and West Riviera Elementary School – will receive grants totaling $7.6 million from the Florida Department of Education as part of the “Schools of Hope” program. Palm Beach Lakes High will receive $4.6 million, West Riviera Elementary will…

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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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[VIDEO]: GL Homes Donates $25K to Eagles Landing Middle School

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Eagles Landing Middle School in Boca Raton recently received a $25,000 donation from GL Homes to fund the purchase of fitness equipment to help reinvent the school’s Physical Education Program. Joe Peccia, Eagles Landing’s Principal, worked extensively with GL Homes to facilitate the donation in order to provide equipment for all students at every level…

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School Board Approves Make-Up Days for Hurricane Irma

School Board members unanimously approved three previously scheduled professional development days for teachers in the School District of Palm Beach County as make-up days for Hurricane Irma. These days – October 16, November 3 and January 8, 2018 – were presented to the School Board for approval at Wednesday’s regular Board meeting, and approved as…

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School Board Adopts $2.9 Billion Budget for Fiscal Year 2018

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The School District of Palm Beach County has adopted the budget for Fiscal Year 2018. The more than $2.9 billion balanced budget is up slightly from the originally proposed budget that the Board approved in August, and consists of a $536 million capital budget and $1.28 billion operating budget. Projected enrollment, coupled with the approximately…

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Statement from Superintendent Robert Avossa Regarding the Repeal of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

The Administration’s decision today is contrary to what many refer to as the American Dream. We will continue to advocate for the children whose voices will be silenced by this decision. Many of the impacted children from today’s announcement have known no other home but these United States. They are children who, just five years…

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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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