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April 23, 2015

New Palm Beach, Fla., Superintendent to Be State's Highest Paid Schools Chief

Robert Avossa, currently superintendent in Fulton County, Ga., will earn a base salary of $325,000 per year when he starts his new job in July.

April 09, 2015

Four Finalists Emerge in Palm Beach Superintendent Search

The school board has been on the hunt for a new superintendent since January, when Wayne Gent announced he would step down after three years at the helm.

April 06, 2015

Florida Superintendent Vacancy Draws High-Profile Candidates

Former Hillsborough County, Fla., school superintendent MaryEllen Elia and former Georgia state schools superintendent John Barge are among the candidates seeking to lead the schools in Palm Beach County, Fla., the nation's 11th-largest district.

January 09, 2015

Palm Beach Joins List of Urban School Districts Looking for Superintendents

The district's current superintendent, Wayne Gent, said this week that he will not renew his contract when it expires at the end of June. Urban districts that need new leaders include Minneapolis and Albuquerque.

February 28, 2013

Feds Require Fla. District to Fix Discipline, Enrollment Procedures

The district must stop using school police for discipline issues that school administrators can handle and stop suspending students out of school for minor misbehavior, among other steps.

October 19, 2012

Parents 'Shop' Public Schools at Choice Showcase

It's "showcase season" when school districts with choice programs are trying to woo parents and students to their particular program. Palm Beach County, Fla., had a record turnout of 12,000 attendees at its most recent showcase.

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