Palm Beach County Schools

WHEELS ON THE BUS: Avossa To Investigate School District Transportation Woes

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Capping a very good week for new Palm Beach County School Superintendent Robert Avossa — already receiving praise for his public takedown of the Florida Standards Assessment  — an investigation has been ordered into the School District’s transportation problems. Avossa ordered the investigation. As readers likely know, Palm Beach County has…

WE APPLAUD: Palm Beach County Schools Takes Issue With Florida Standards Assessment

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Our view is simply put: standardized testing is a horrible and anxiety inducing way to determine how children are learning in school. And it sure seems that new Palm Beach County Schools Superintendent Robert Avossa doesn’t disagree. Here is a media released transmitted today by the Palm Beach County School District — we applaud…

BREAKING: Palm Beach County Schools Are OPEN On Monday

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Palm Beach County Schools will be open on Monday. From the School District: Sunday Update: All Palm Beach County School District schools and facilities will be open as scheduled Monday, August 31. Any effects of once Tropical Storm Erika are minimal and no damage has been reported. Transportation and buses…

PALM BEACH SCHOOLS: Decision By Mid-Day Sunday For Storm Closure

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The Palm Beach County School District says it will decide by mid-day Sunday whether or not to close schools for Tropical Storm Erika. From the school district: Officials from the School District of Palm Beach County continue to monitor Tropical Storm Erika, and will make a decision by midday Sunday…

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…