The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) has designated November 8–12, 2010, as National School Psychology Awareness Week. This year’s theme, “Today is a good day to …
Palm Beach County
The Board of County Commissioners serves as the legislative and policy-setting body for county government; enacts countywide laws and authorizes programs and all expenditures of county funds. They also act as the Child Care Facilities Board, the Solid Waste Authority Governing Board, the Environmental Control Board and the Zoning Board.
Seven commissioners are elected from single-member districts to staggered four-year terms to represent the entire county. The Board of County Commissioners generally meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month for public hearings and regular agenda items.
The School District of Palm Beach County, Florida, is the 11th largest in the continental US and the 5th largest in the state of Florida with 187 schools, serving 171,692 students who speak 143 languages/dialects. Our 2010-11 total budget is $2.5 billion serving 21,495 employees including 12,442 teachers. Over 37,000 community volunteers provide academic assistance to students through the Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS) Program.
Additionally, approximately 924 business partners offer resources to support increased student achievement. As our school district grows more diverse, the task of providing effective learning experiences for every child in every classroom becomes increasingly more challenging. The School District of Palm Beach County recognizes this challenge and is determined to identify and eliminate obstacles that may exist within the structure of the schools and the school system.
The PBASP membership seeks to include the entire profession of school psychology, from the first year graduate student to the experienced practitioner. Although most members are working with students in schools, PBASP welcomes membership from individuals engaged in the training of school psychologists, school psychologists working as administrators or supervisors, and thos associated with a related field such as counseling. We invite you to join the committed professionals represented by the Palm Beach Association of School Psychologists.
The mission of the Palm Beach Association of School Psychologists is to promote educationally and psychologically healthy environments for all students by providingcomprehensice services that prevent problems, enhance independence, and encourage optimal learning in our schools. This mission is accomplished through professional training, advocacy, ethical standards, program evaluation, and caring professional service.