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[Video]: Choice and Career Fair Scheduled for Oct. 16

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The School District’s more than 300 Choice and Career programs will be on display for the 22nd “Showcase of Schools” scheduled for Tuesday, October 16 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Expo Center of the South Florida Fairgrounds.    Representatives from 114 different campuses will be available to answer questions about the educational…

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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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Board Member Whitfield Honored for Support of LGBTQ Community

School Board member Erica Whitfield was honored last month as the 2018 recipient of the Compass Leadership Award. Compass, an organization that promotes awareness for the LGBT community, gives the award to recognize the achievements of elected and appointed officials who display the highest level of commitment and long-established record of leadership in social justice…

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School Board Approves Three Principals, Leadership Roles for Two Others

During a Special Meeting on June 6, the School Board approved new principals for JFK Middle School, Cypress Trails Elementary School and Highland Elementary School, while two current principals were approved for District leadership positions. JFK Middle School Ricky Clark will be the new principal of JFK Middle in Riviera Beach. Clark has been an…

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Palm Beach County Students Recognized as National Merit Scholars

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This year, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation recognized over 30 Palm Beach County senior students in their annual National Merit Scholarship Program. After rigorous SAT testing and scholarship applications, the most distinguished high school seniors are awarded scholarships in one of three categories: Corporate-Sponsored Scholarships, National Merit $2,500 Scholarships, or College-Sponsored Scholarships. The first category,…

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District’s Third Graders Improve Scores on Florida Standards Assessment for English Language Arts

Third graders in Palm Beach County showed an improvement on the English Language Arts (ELA) portion of the Florida Standards Assessment taken during the spring at School District of Palm Beach County-operated schools, according to results released late Thursday by the Florida Department of Education. Approximately 56 percent of third graders in the District earned…

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School Board Opts to Promote from Within, Conduct Internal Search for New Superintendent

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The School District of Palm Beach County’s next superintendent will be selected from within the District’s current employee ranks, with the goal of naming a new leader by Spring Break, School Board members decided Wednesday. Board members unanimously agreed that an internal candidate was best positioned to continue the progress made under the School District’s…

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“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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