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When it Comes to Tools for Schools, Publix Delivers

There were more than 360,000 pencils packed into dozens of boxes.  And as car after car moved slowly through the line, driven by teachers and administrators on an early Saturday morning, an estimated 100 Publix Super Market volunteers were there to greet them with that same familiar smile we are so used to seeing at…

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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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School Board Adopts $2.9 Billion Budget for Fiscal Year 2018

Image of calculator, pen and financial reports

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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How You Can Help With #HurricaneHarveyRelief

The images of the storm damage, flooding and destruction in southeast Texas has many people asking “What can we do to help?” As a fellow member of The Council of Great City Schools, the School District of Palm Beach County is asking for donations to the Houston Independent School District (HISD) Foundation to provide resources…

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[VIDEO]: Teachers Get Red Carpet Treatment During TeacherFest

Teachers walking on a red carpet into an event

Hundreds of new and returning teachers descended on Park Vista Community High School for TeacherFest last Friday for an exciting, full day of orientation and learning. The teachers were greeted with an actual red carpet, flanked on each side by energetic students and cheerleaders waving pom poms. A drum line and marching band added to…

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Community Invited to Join Dr. Avossa for Documentary Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Film poster that says The One That Got Away

Superintendent Robert Avossa and the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County invite the community to a complimentary screening and panel discussion of the documentary film “The One That Got Away.” According to the filmmakers, the film “…explores the intertwined forces of home-life and school-life on children,” focusing on the story of a once-promising student who…

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