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ADULT EDUCATION

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SCHOOL/STUDENT ISSUES

STATISTICS/DEMOGRAPHICS

TRANSCRIPTS

TRANSPORTATION

VENDORS

VOLUNTEER

 

Q: Where do I find School Board Policies?

A: Go to the School District's "Community" Web site, then click on the School Board tab.

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Q: Who do I contact regarding my in-service points?

A: Contact Professional Development at (561) 963-3895.

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Q: I need to verify employment.

A: Please contact the HR Customer Contact Center at (561) 434-8777 or toll free
1-877-477-3722.

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Q: Who do I talk to regarding concurrency?

A: Contact the Planning Department at 434-8800.

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Q: How do I find the student capacity for my child's school?

A: Contact Program Management at 882-1923.

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Q: Where do I find information on the adult classes held at local high schools?

A: Go to http://www.palmbeachschools.org/9039/index.asp or contact the Adult & Community Education Department at 434-8712.

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Q: My child is in danger of dropping out. Who can I contact for assistance?

A: Contact the Alternative Education Department at 681-5900.

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Q: Where do I find information on workshops available through the School District?

A: Contact Professional Development at 776-3696 or go to their web site,
http://www.palmbeachschools.org/9264/, and click on Academic Training
Calendar. For all other workshops not scheduled through Professional Development
but are located at FHESC, contact security personnel at the Front Lobby Desk at
434-8007.

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Q: How do I find out if there have been any complaints/disciplinary investigations
filed against a teacher?

A: Go to http://www.myfloridateacher.com/discipline/summary.aspx on the Florida
Department of Education Web site and enter Palm Beach County for District. Record
requests for a teacher’s personnel file must be submitted to the Public Records Coordinator
at 357-7663.

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Q: Who do I speak with regarding aftercare for my child?

A: You may contact the person in charge of aftercare at the school your child attends or
you may contact the After School Programming department at 434-5806.

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Q: Who do I contact to become a vendor with the School District?

A: Vendor applications and information are available at
http://www.palmbeachschools.org/9220/ or you may contact the Purchasing
Department at 434-8214.

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Q: Where can I find information on the number of disciplinary problems at a school?

A: The Gold Report contains information on in-school and out of school suspension as well as other statistical information for each school.

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Q: Who do I contact about renting space at a school or the School District?

A: For school rental information, please contact the school or community school directly.
For Fulton-Holland Educational Services Center, contact the building manager at 434-8298.

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Q: Who do I contact about fingerprinting and/or information on the Jessica
Lunsford Act?

A: Contact School Police at 434-8300.

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Q: Who do I contact about enrolling my child in preschool/VPK?

A: Contact the Early Childhood Education department at 969-5826.

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Q: What is the number for CTA, Classroom Teachers Association?

A: The number is 683-4623.

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Q: Who do I contact about free and reduced priced lunch?

A: Contact the school's Cafeteria Manager for an application and questions/information.
For additional information, contact School Food Service at 383-2025.

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Q: Where can I find the school grades?

A: Go to www.palmbeachschools.org and click on Schools, then Schools and Principals.
The school grade is included with other school information.

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Q: Where can I find a list of the schools?

A: Go to www.palmbeachschools.org and click on Schools.

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Q: Who do I contact regarding retirement?

A: Contact Compensation & Human Resources Planning Department at 963-3896.

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Q: I need to talk to someone about my benefits. Who do I contact?

A: Contact the Risk & Benefits Management Department at 434-8580.

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Q: Where do I go to find information on employee discounts?

A: http://palmbeach.perkspot.net/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fHome.aspx

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Q: How do I find the location of my child’s bus stop?

A: You may contact the school that your child attends for the bus schedule, or go to www.palmbeachschools.org, click on the Schools tab, then click on Find My Bus Stop.
If you have further questions, please contact the Transportation at 687-7192.

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Q: Does the School District offer classes for children that need help with English/
other languages?

A: Please contact the Multicultural Department at 434-8620.

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Q: When is the first day of school. Spring break, Christmas break etc. for next year?

A: For calendar questions pertaining to the next school year, please contact Van Ludy at
357-7696.

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Q: How do I find out what school my child is zoned to attend?

A: Go to www.palmbeachschools.org, click on the Schools tab, then Find My School or contact the Boundaries Department at 434-8100.

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Q: What is an Alternative School?

A: An alternative school provides educational opportunities designed to meet the unique
needs of students who are not successful in a traditional school setting or who may be in jeopardy of dropping out. For further questions, please contact the Alternative Education department at 681-5900.

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Q: What is a Charter School?

A: A charter school is a public school that is run privately. It operates independently
from other schools. The state mandates the health, safety and welfare. Finances are the charter schools responsibility. For further questions, please contact the Charter School department at 434-7460.

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Q: How do I get my child into a magnet school? Where can I obtain an application?

A: Contact the Choice Programs and School Choice Department at 434-8755 or visit their Web site: http://www.palmbeachschools.org/9044/

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Q: How do I get my child into the gifted program?

A: Contact the Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Department at 434-8626.

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Q: I would like to speak with someone about applying for a position.

A: Visit http://www.palmbeachschools.org/9267/JobOpportunities.asp or call
561-434-8430.

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Q: I have a problem at my child's school. Who can I talk to?

A: Contact the assistant principal and/or principal of the school your child attends. If you
need further assistance, contact the area superintendent over that school.

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Q: I want my child to go to another school. Who do I speak with?

A: Go to http://www.palmbeachschools.org/choiceprograms/Reassignment.asp or call the Reassignment Department at 434-8823.

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Q: Who do I contact about home schooling my child?

A: Contact the Home Education Office at 434-8052 or visit their web site at www.palmbeachschools.org/HomeEducation.htm.

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Q: Where do I find a list of private schools?

A: Go to the Florida Department of Education Web site, www.fldoe.org.

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Q: Who do I contact about getting a copy of my transcript?

A: Contact Records at 649-6813.

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Q: How do I become a school volunteer?

A: Contact the volunteer coordinator at the desired school or call the Office of Community Involvement at 434-8771 or 434-8789.

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Q: How are school volunteers screened?

A: A Level 1 background check is completed by the School District Police Department on
all registered volunteers each year.

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Q: What are the qualifications to become a school volunteer?

A: All necessary training will be provided by the teacher, staff, or school volunteer
coordinator. A teaching background is not required as all volunteers work under the
direction of a school's professional staff.

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Q: What should an employee do if injured on campus?

A: Report the matter within 24 hours or as soon as possible to the school timekeeper,
the head secretary or your supervisor. You will receive further direction if medical
treatment is necessary. After hours or weekends call 1-800-666-3439 if immediate
treatment is required.

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Q: What should a student or visitor do if injured on campus?

A: Report the matter within 24 hours or as soon as possible to the head secretary,
teacher or After School Director.

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Q: Who do I contact about getting a copy of my COLLEGE transcripts that I
submitted to Recruitment and Retention?

A: Call 434-8777, toll free 1-877-477-3722, or email AskHR@palmbeach.k12.fl.us.

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Q: How do I view and apply for jobs?

A: Visit http://www.palmbeachschools.org/jobs/EmploymentOpportunities.asp or call
(561) 434-8430.

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Q: Does the District pay for relocation expenses?

A: The District does not reimburse candidates for relocation expenses.

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Q: What is the starting pay for different non-instructional positions?

A: http://www.palmbeachschools.org/compensation/

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Q: Does the District pay for advanced degrees?

A: Please call (561) 434-8777.

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Q: How do I apply for certification?

A: http://www.palmbeachschools.org/9266/Certification/index.asp

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Q: Will my out-of-state certificate transfer to Florida?

A: http://www.palmbeachschools.org/9266/Certification/index.asp

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Q: How does alternative certification work?

A: http://www.palmbeachschools.org/9266/Certification/index.asp

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Q: How do I know what my starting pay will be in Palm Beach?

A: http://www.palmbeachschools.org/9268/ or call (561) 434-8777.

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Q: Am I required to verify my previous teaching experience? Will the district accept
my private school teaching experience?

A:http://www.palmbeachschools.org/9268/ or call (561) 434-8777.

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Q: How do I determine my starting pay as a teacher?

A: http://www.palmbeachschools.org/9268/ or call (561) 434-8777.

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Q: How do I find out where and when job fairs will be held by the District?

A: http://www.palmbeachschools.org/Employees/

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Q: I interviewed with a principal and he said he could not hire me because I was
not highly qualified? What do I do?

A: http://www.palmbeachschools.org/9266/Certification/index.asp

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Q: What is the difference between being certified and being highly qualified?

A: http://www.palmbeachschools.org/9266/Certification/index.asp

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Q: What do I need to do to become a substitute teacher?

A: If you have 30 or more college credits, you may apply to substitute teach by going
to http://www.palmbeachschools.org/Employees/

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Q: Whom should I use as my references when applying for a position?

A: Ask your three most recent supervisors to complete and submit District reference
form (PBSD 0606). http://www.palmbeachschools.org/9229/index.asp

 

 

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