Serving our Students, Serving our Community

The District is Raising Hope by Raising Money for Bahamian Relief
Posted on 09/20/2019

The School District of Palm Beach County was proud to serve the community during the looming threat of Hurricane Dorian. Nine school-based shelters, staffed with School District and County personnel, were opened for Hurricane Dorian.  About 2,700 evacuees were served and we're grateful that our team made them feel welcomed.

The District is responsible for providing children with a world class education and, also takes great pride in, providing community support when needed. 

In addition to welcoming Bahamian students into our schools, the District has come together to assist those facing catastrophic damage in the Bahamas. The District launched one unified campaign, PBCSD Reading, Writing and Relief, in support of the people who suffered great losses from Hurricane Dorian.  

PBCSD Reading Writing Relief Goal $100,000Together with its philanthropic partner the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County, the District has set the goal of raising $100,000 in two weeks. Once the collection drive ends, the Education Foundation will route all funds raised to the American Red Cross, which currently has more than 200 volunteers in the Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama. The funds will be designated for Hurricane Dorian relief.

Staff, students and families are encouraged to join the campaign as a way to provide an effective and meaningful way to ensure that every donation goes directly to assisting those suffering from the effects of the catastrophic storm.

Donations can be made at schools marked for Hurricane Dorian Relief or online through

PBCSD Reading, Writing and Relief runs through Friday, September 20. The final tally will be announced during the School Board special meeting on Wednesday, September 25.

“It’s heartbreaking to see the devastation, our hearts go out to the Bahamian people who have lost everything but hope” said Superintendent Donald E. Fennoy II. “One of the greatest lessons we can teach our students is empathy. Through this donation drive, children will feel empowered by their giving.”

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