Palm Beach County Schools

OPEN OR CLOSED? Erika To Test New PB Schools Chief Avossa

Robert Avossa

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The first real test of new Palm Beach County Schools Superintendent Robert Avossa’s handling of school closures may come this weekend. Tropical Storm Erika is on an uncertain path, which makes opening — or closing — schools Monday a tough call. For now, schools are set to be open. We…

PB Schools Chief Apologizes For Massive Bus Delays

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Palm Beach Schools Superintendent Robert Avossa is off to a not so great start, as school bus problems are creating massive delays for what’s estimated as being tens of thousands of students.  Tonight, Avossa emailed  the following letter to parents: Wednesday, August 19, 2015 Dear Families and Students, Thank you…

EXPELLED! West Boca Principal Mark Stenner No Longer A Principal

Mark Stenner

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The Palm Beach County School Board has removed Mark Stenner from his post as Principal of West Boca High School following his alleged plagiarism of a graduation speech. The removal comes just weeks after US News and World Report also highlighted West Boca High School’s poor educational standing in the…

New Contract For PB Teachers, Starting Salary $39,500

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (From Palm Beach Schools) — All School District of Palm Beach County teachers will receive a 2 percent raise under a tentative agreement reached late Tuesday between the district and the Palm Beach County Classroom Teachers Association. If approved by the School Board and members of the Classroom Teachers Association, raises will…

WAY TO GO! Boca High’s Science Olympiad Team Among Best In Nation

Science Olympiad Boca Raton

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (From Palm Beach Schools) — The Science Olympiad team from Boca Raton High School completed its competition season ranked first in Florida and 19th among approximately 3,500 high school teams in the nation – the highest that a Florida team has ever received at a National Championship competition. The team recently competed…

Marine JROTC Charts Course For Olympic Heights High School

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (From Palm Beach County Schools) — Olympic Heights High School will be home to Palm Beach County’s first Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) in the 2015-2016 school year, after a two-year effort by the Department of Choice and Career Options to bring the program to the School District. The…

Palm Beach County Schools Graduation To Air Live On TV, Online

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Because nothing builds that personal, close connection to your high school class than a mass graduation nowhere near your school, the Palm Beach County School District today revealed plans to allow folks to watch graduation on cable instead of driving to a part of the county (aka Fair Grounds) nowhere…

Student Battle Of The Bands Set For Olympic Heights High School

Logo for the Palm Beach County School District.

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Swing bands from four Palm Beach County schools will participate in a “Battle of the Bands” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22 at Olympic Heights High School. The concert, featuring groups from Don Estridge Middle School, Olympic Heights High School, Palm Beach Central High School and Park Vista High School, is free…