Together We Can Make Palmetto Bay An Even Better Place To Live, Work, Learn And Play!

August 16, 2022

Hey there, Palmetto Bay!

It's hard to believe that summer is almost over and tomorrow our teachers and administrators will be opening their doors for the 2022-23 school year. Today, I had the pleasure of visiting all of our schools to drop off backpacks with supplies and greet the administrators and staff. It won't surprise you to learn that every one is excited to open their doors to our children and their parents.

The first days of school are exciting and will be filled with new supplies, sharpened pencils, and yes... regular school year traffic patterns. Please remember while traveling around the village before and after school that school speed zones will be back in effect. Give yourself extra time when heading out the door this week, as the summer traffic vacation will be over and traffic will likely be hectic as parents and students get acclimated to drop-off and pick-up schedules. 

This afternoon, Manager Marano and I met with the Miami-Dade County Public Schools District Police Department, the Palmetto Bay Policing Unit and the Region Superintendent to discuss their plans to ensure a smooth day back to school tomorrow. Click here to hear what our Police Department will be doing to ensure the safety of the students and commuters.

In our discussions today with the new Region Superintendent, Dr. Villalobos, the school district wants to encourage parents to take advantage of the drop-off and pick-up locations at each school rather than parking and walking the kids to the front of the building, which can be dangerous given the limited parking and the increased traffic around the schools. Police and school staff will be present to assist in keeping vehicles moving safely. Parents who are not familiar with the drop-off and pick-up procedures at their child's school are encouraged to check out your schools webpages to find out the details.

Our schools are the cornerstone of our community. I know that as we navigate this school year, we will need to be flexible and patient. As always, I am here to answer questions or lend a helping hand. I can also be reached at kcunningham@palmettobay-fl.gov or 305-799-0695.  Together we are making Palmetto Bay a better place to live, work, LEARN, and play. 

Warm regards,
9705 East Hibiscus Street
Palmetto Bay, FL 33157
305-799-0695