WEST PALM BEACH – School Board Chairman Chuck Shaw has been honored by the Palm Beach County League of Cities with its School Board Member Award for 2018.
“Normally our awards center around municipal officials, so it takes outstanding excellence for us to reach outside our arena,” said Richard Radcliffe, Executive Director for the Palm Beach County League of Cities. “Chairman Shaw epitomizes that standard of unique excellence.”
“I am shocked by this award,” Mr. Shaw said. “I have just always been committed to the work for our children, schools and community. It’s truly an honor to be recognized for it.”
The last time the organization presented the School Board Member award was in 2010. The League said Mr. Shaw was instrumental “in some of the major changes like school concurrency, and most recently the passing of the one-cent infrastructure sales tax.”
In Mr. Radcliffe’s speech during the organization’s Installation Banquet, he noted that Shaw had “reinvented [himself] many times, moving in and out of retirement. Also in and out of elected offices,” while remaining “civil and well-mannered, but always getting the job done.”
Mr. Shaw began teaching in Palm Beach County in 1970. He has served as assistant principal, principal, Area Superintendent, Department Head, and Director of Governmental Affairs. He was elected to the School Board of Palm Beach County in 2010. Prior to his election to the School Board, he was a City Councilman and Deputy Mayor in the Town of Greenacres for more than 18 years.