The Education Board has a unique role to the City Commission as an advisory board. They are the Board that shapes education policies within the City. The Board serves as a liaison between the City Commission, the School District of Palm Beach County, and the City's public and private schools. The Board also monitors Federal and State legislative actions as well as School Board activities and policies. For more information, please visit the Education Board.
The Role of Education in Delray Beach:
The City of Delray Beach takes an active role in education. Partnering with various organizations, local businesses, private citizens and non-profits, the City promotes grade level reading initiatives and academic programs.
The City's Campaign for Grade Level Reading, which is part of a national campaign to promote grade level reading by the third grade, was created through the understanding that our local schools alone cannot address all of the problems that keep our children from learning to read. The City and the community joined forces to develop a new reading initiative that would benefit our youth. The City's focus for the third grade level reading campaign is based on three key strategies: school readiness, school attendance and summer learning.
In 2014, Delray Beach was one of just 30 communities across the nation to be honored with the Pacesetter Award by the Campaign for Grade Level Reading. This award recognized Delray Beach for its "measurable progress" in summer learning and its commitment to increase the number of children who are reading at grade level by the end of third grade.
Delray Reads Day, an annual community effort established in 2012 to support the Campaign for Grade Level Reading, provides an opportunity for civic leaders and residents to engage with local schools. This popular event demonstrates the dedication by both private and public sectors to ensure the academic success of our youth for a bright and promising future.
The City has joined a national call to action on the issue of early literacy, creating a Community Solutions Action Plan to raise third grade reading proficiency.
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