Life Changer

District Teachers Nominated for Prestigious LifeChanger of the Year Awards

By Pat Evans | August 6, 2018

Seventeen School District of Palm Beach County teachers have been nominated for 2018-2019 LifeChanger of the Year Awards, which recognize K-12 educators and employees whose excellence and leadership makes a difference in the lives of students. Each school year, LifeChanger of the Year receives hundreds of nominations from all 50 states and the District of…

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[Video]: Security Update, An Officer on Every Campus Every Day

By Julie Houston Trieste | August 2, 2018

Superintendent Dr. Donald E. Fennoy II announced Wednesday that there will be a law enforcement officer on every campus of Palm Beach County schools in time for the start of school. School Police Chief Frank Kitzerow and Chief Operations Officer Wanda Paul gave a security update to the School Board and Dr. Fennoy during the…

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August 2018 Calendar

No School for Students Aug. 28 for Primary Elections

By Nneka Nnolim | August 1, 2018

Palm Beach County schools will be closed on Tuesday, August 28, after the School Board approved a revision to the 2018-2019 school calendar. August 28 is Primary Election Day in Florida, and many School District of Palm Beach County schools are used as polling places. The School Board proposed the change following discussions with Palm…

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School Board Approves Tentative Fiscal Year 2019 Budget, Millage Rate

By Kathy Burstein (Communications) | August 1, 2018

The School Board voted unanimously Wednesday to approve the Fiscal Year 2019 tentative budget and millage rate for the 2018-2019 school year. The FY 2019 tentative budget is approximately $3 billion. Of that total budget, $1.87 billion is earmarked for the District’s general fund to pay for salaries and other operational costs, including meeting the…

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Apply Now For Free and Reduced Lunch for the 2018-2019 School Year

By Julie Houston Trieste | July 31, 2018

Applications for Free or Reduced-Price Meals during the 2018-2019 school year are now being accepted by the School District of Palm Beach County. To ensure your family’s application is processed by the first day of school, applications need to be submitted by Monday, August 6, 2018. However, if a family’s financial need changes at any time throughout…

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School Times Now Available, Some Elementary Schools on Extended Day

By Julie Houston Trieste | July 30, 2018

School times and bell schedules have been posted. Plan now to get your student ready for success by being to school on time every day.  Most elementary school hours are 8:00 a.m. to 2:05 p.m., middle school hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4:05 p.m. and high school hours are 7:30 a.m. to 2:50 p.m., but…

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Florida Commissioner of Education Honors Two Exceptional District Business Partners

By Nneka Nnolim | July 26, 2018

FPL/NextEra Energy and Lion Country Safari were recently honored at the 2018 Learners to Earners Workforce Summit hosted by the Florida Chamber Foundation. Florida Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart was on hand to recognize the two School District outstanding Business Partners for their commitment to students in Palm Beach County. For the past 11 years,…

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Okeeheelee Middle

Language Test Scores Translate Into Program Success for District Students

By Pat Evans | July 19, 2018

Last year, 56 Okeeheelee Middle School’s International Spanish Academy students were given the opportunity to take the Advanced Placement (AP) exam in Spanish Language and Culture. Not only did all of the students pass the exam, the majority of them received a 5 on the exam, the highest score possible. After the success of the…

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Hardworking District Officers Recognized at Palm Beach County School District Police Department

[Video]: Hardworking District Officers Recognized at Palm Beach County School District Police Department Annual Award Ceremony

By Pat Evans | July 17, 2018

Unlike other police forces, the School District Police are tasked with more than just protecting students each day. They are expected to create bonds with the children, a key factor in keeping schools safe. This interaction fosters a healthy relationship and builds trust and respect between the student and the school police officer. This is…

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[Video]: Del Prado Elementary School Enters the Next Two Stages of its Crucial Renovation Project

By Pat Evans | July 16, 2018

Originally built in the mid-1980s, 30 years worth of age has finally begun taking its toll on Del Prado Elementary School. Now two years into their Penny at Work renovations, the Boca Raton school is entering the next major phases of the project to revitalize and repair the school. After years of crumbling pavement, leaks,…

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