Our Mission

The School District of Palm Beach County takes great pride in partnering with families in their children’s education. Title I schools are expected to implement programs, activities, and procedures that are planned and operated with meaningful consultation from families of participating children.

What families need to know about Title I...

  • Is a federal grant program designed to give educational assistance to ensure that all children meet challenging state academic content and student achievement standards.
  • School programs must use instructional strategies based on scientific research and implement family engagement activities.

Keys to Success

Karen Mapp, parental involvement researcher at Harvard Graduate School of Education says that students in schools with solid parental involvement programs:

  • Are more likely to enroll in higher-level programs and earn more credits,
  • Have better social skills, behavior, and adapt more easily to school, and
  • Attend more regularly are more likely to graduate

Tangela Steele, Manager

Sandra Sanchez, Specialist


Regional Family Engagement Trainings

The School District of Palm Beach County is committed to engaging parents and the community as equal partners to assist with empowering each student to reach his or her highest potential.   To strengthen this commitment, the Departments of Federal and State Programs and Multicultural are hosting Regional Family Trainings. The trainings will provide timely and family-friendly activities designed to increase student achievement.

We will host Regional Family Trainings in each of the four District regions. This impacts approximately 1,000 families from Title I schools. Families will receive training on using two activities at home to help their child meet grade-level expectations in reading and math.  Graduation requirement resources are also shared to increase the number of students who are college and career ready.

Our trainings are made possible through the partnership, collaboration, and support of the District’s business community. We hope that you will show your support in engaging our families and community!

District Parent Advisory Council (DPAC)

All parents/guardians of students in Title I schools are eligible to attend the District Parent Advisory Council (DPAC) meetings. The general members may decide to organize and elect officers.


Essential Functions of DPAC Members

  • Participate in the discussion on how the set-aside funds for parent and family engagement are allocated
  • Provide input in the writing and revising of the District Parent and Family Engagement Plan (PFEP)
  • Recommend programs, activities and procedures that will build parent capacity to support student learning
  • Engage in the annual evaluation of the content and effectiveness of the District PFEP
  • Empower families to become engaged in their child’s school


Schedule of DPAC Meetings

The District Parent Advisory Council will meet three times during the year.  For the school year 2017-2018, the meetings are scheduled from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Fulton-Holland Educational Services Center (FHESC) 3300 Forest Hill Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33406 on the following dates:

September 12, 2017

January 23, 2018

May 8, 2018