Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Schools

School Board Approves State-Mandated Change On Re-Opening

The Palm Beach County School Board wrestled with an amended proposal mandated by the Florida Department of Education in a special meeting Wednesday, Aug. 12 that will give parents more control over when their children physically return to school...

VIDEO: Renovations At Wellington Elementary School

Your Penny at Work: Wellington Elementary School is receiving some upgrades this summer from the one-cent sales tax referendum. Check out what is being done and what's to come.

2020 Dwyer Awards Group Pays Off School Lunch Debt With Extra Funds

The Economic Council of Palm Beach County Foundation hosted the 36th annual William T. Dwyer Awards for Excellence in Education earlier this summer, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, hundreds attended the 2020 ceremony virtually, via a live webinar. Because...

PBSC Chosen By DOE As Second Chance Pell Experiment Site

Palm Beach State College has been invited by the U.S. Department of Education to participate in its Second Chance Pell experiment, which will provide more education opportunities for incarcerated individuals in Palm Beach and Martin counties. The initiative, first created...

Two From Wellington Named To Bank Of America Student Leaders Program

Bank of America recently announced that the four Palm Beach County high school juniors and seniors selected for the prestigious Student Leaders program have started their paid summer internship experience of leadership, civic engagement and workforce skills-building. In light of...

Wellington To Host Back To School Drive-Thru Event On Aug. 15

To make sure that local students are prepared for a great start to the 2020-21 school year, the Village of Wellington will host a Back to School Drive-Thru event on Saturday, Aug. 15 at Village Park from 8 to...

Schools Board Sets Opening Date At Aug. 31 With Distance Learning

The Palm Beach County School Board on Wednesday, July 22 unanimously approved Monday, Aug. 31 as the new start date for students in the 2020-21 school year, beginning with distance learning, returning to classrooms in phases as the situation...

Apparel Company Donates Masks To Local Charter Schools

Eleven30apparel will donate as many as 20,000 three-ply masks to Palms West Charter School and several of its Renaissance Charter sister schools in Florida. The donation is a collaborative effort among eleven30apparel, Pyra Promotions and Tags4Teachers, eleven30apparel’s nonprofit organization. The...

Free Food Distribution Continues Tuesday & Thursday

Tuesday and Thursday food distribution continues Tuesday, July 21 and Thursday, July 23. Distributions are from 10 a.m. to noon at 51 locations across the school district. For the health and safety of everyone, a facial cover or mask is...

FAU Names Justin Perry As New Dean Of The Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College

Florida Atlantic University recently named Dr. Justin Perry as the new dean of the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College in Jupiter. Perry brings with him broad experience in academic leadership, applied research, grant funding, development, PK-12 education and mental health...

Palm Beach State College Releases Plan To Return To Campus

Palm Beach State College recently released its plan to return to campus in the fall. The three-phase plan includes detailed measures to keep students and employees safe while also continuing to deliver a quality academic experience and strong student support...

School District Names New Inspector General

Following a months-long search, the School District of Palm Beach County has selected Teresa Michael as its new inspector general. She will replace Lung Chiu, who is retiring this year. The school board approved Michael’s selection during a special...

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Westlake Council Approves Site Plan For New Publix Shopping Plaza

The Westlake City Council on Monday, Nov. 30 approved a master site plan for a Publix grocery store and...

Wellington Zoners Discuss Comp Plan Elements But Postpone Golf Course Discussion

Wellington’s Planning, Zoning & Adjustment Board heard a presentation from village staff Tuesday, Nov. 17 on three elements of Wellington’s comprehensive plan and approved...

Thanksgiving Sale Brings Equestrians To The Tackeria

The Tackeria, Wellington’s iconic equestrian emporium, held its 27th annual Thanksgiving Sale on Friday, Nov. 27 and Saturday, Nov. 28 with saving throughout the...

South Florida Fairgrounds Hosts Harvest Festival

The 46th annual Harvest Festival was held on Saturday, Nov. 21 and Sunday, Nov. 22 at the South Florida Fairgrounds. The event included a...

Loxahatchee Lost And Found Pets To Host Bazaar On Dec. 6

Loxahatchee Lost and Found Pets will host a bazaar with about 30 vendors on Sunday, Dec. 6 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in...