On Thursday, January 28th NFL players Brian Orakio of the Washington Redskins, Kyle Vanden-Bosh of the Tennessee Titans, Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens and several others helped put the final touches on a new play area for disabled students at Boca Raton Middle School. The project was done in connection with NFL PLAY 60 [...]
The Planning Department’s Angela Usher contributed to Helping Johnny Walk to School, a new policy guide for removing barriers to community-center schools. On Page 25 of the booklet Ms. Usher discusses cooperative planning between school districts and municipalities.
Thanks to Angela Usher, Intergovernmental Relations Manager in the Planning Department, the School District won a $45,000 Safe Routes grant from the Florida Department of Transportation. The grant is to assist students who attend John F. Kennedy Middle and Dr. Mary M. Bethune Elementary to walk and bicycle safely to school.
View the presentation presented at the Greening South Florida Schools Summit in St. Lucie.
Now you can track the energy and water use at Pine Jog Elementary School. You can also see how this green school uses solar energy and collects rainwater to conserve natural resources. Check out Pine Jog’s interactive green website.
Pine Jog Elementary School becomes Florida’s first LEED Gold Certified School. A video about the school illustrations just how great this school is.
Chief of Facilities Management, Joseph Sanches, is interviewed for Building Operating Management’s June 2009 issue which includes an article titled “Focus on Students Will Pay Off for Facility Executive’s Green Efforts“.
The School District is serious about eliminating wasted electricity, water and other utilities. If you see waste please call our Conservation Hotline at (561) 687-7045 (PX 27045) or email us at Conservation@palmbeach.k12.fl.us.
The August 13, 2009 issue of the Palm Beach Post included an excellent article on Palm Beach Gardens High School which was recently rebuilt.
Recycling Toolkit is full of useful information about recycling in our schools. This is a great guide for schools looking to start or grow their recycling program.