August 9, 2023

Dear Students, Staff, and Parents:

The School Board and the entire District are excited to welcome everyone back on Thursday, August 10 for the start of the 2023-2024 school year. 

Our mission remains to “Educate, Affirm, and Inspire each student.” We’re committed to creating a sense of community in which every person feels valued, and is given the opportunity to reach their full potential.  

For more than 100 years, we have provided our students with the education and skills they need for postgraduate success. The State of Florida has designated the District as an A-rated Academically High-Performing School District, which is a tremendous distinction confirming why our schools are Your Best Choice

This school year, we’re happy to celebrate the opening of West Boynton Middle School and Dr. Joaquín García High School. These two new campuses allow us to better serve our students by expanding our facilities because strong schools build strong communities. 

We provide a robust offering of academic and athletic programs, along with extracurricular activities that deliver the complete educational experience for our students. This includes District-funded community experiences for all students in grades 5, 7, and 10. With more than 330 choice and career programs and nearly 100 industry certifications, our schools offer students the opportunity to choose the fields that are of interest to them. 

The District has been very busy over the summer, preparing for the 2023-2024 school year. To make sure our youngest learners are ready for the classroom, we launched an important campaign that included the distribution of FREE Kindergarten Readiness Kits to newly registered Kindergarten students. 

Parents and guardians, I would also like to make you aware that the FY24 Student & Family Handbook is now available for your reference. This is a very important document containing practical information that you may need throughout the school year.

The District also has a designated Back to School resource web page with links to transportation information, student registration, and more.

To the families and staff members who are new to the District, we’re thrilled you have chosen to join us. You’re now part of a dedicated community of people, and we look forward to growing with you, this school year and beyond. 

All of our families and Team Palm Beach have my sincere appreciation and that of our School Board. We thank you for your support in ensuring that our children achieve academic and personal success. Here’s to a new school year – let’s make it the best yet!


Michael J. Burke, Superintendent

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