Superintendent

District’s Graduation Rate Once Again Exceeds State, Large School Districts

The graduation rate for District-operated schools for the 2016-2017 school year is 90 percent.

The School District of Palm Beach County’s graduation rate for the 2016-2017 school year reached a historic high mark, ranking first among Florida’s large, urban school districts and exceeding the state’s graduation rate for the Class of 2017, according to figures released Wednesday by the Florida Department of Education. The graduation rate for District-operated schools…

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Signed, Sealed and Delivered. Superintendent’s 2017 Holiday Greetings Card Winners Chosen

Winner of the 2017 Seasons Greeting Card Contest

The month of December is that traditional time of year to extend good wishes and season’s cheer. As Superintendent Robert Avossa prepares to send out his holiday greeting cards, some soon-to-be-known local artists’ works are gracing the covers. The 2017 Superintendent Holiday Greeting Card contest winners have been chosen, representing one student from each of…

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[VIDEO]: Teachers Get Red Carpet Treatment During TeacherFest

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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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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

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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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