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First day of school for Palm Beach County and Treasure Coast students

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(WEST PALM BEACH, FLA) –  It is the first day of class for the 187,057 students in Palm Beach County who are headed to 236 schools.

According to the district, minority enrollment is 70% and 47.1% of students are economically disadvantaged.

School officials say that there is still a shortage of 400 school bus drivers, so some students may arrive to campus a little late.  In addition, a teacher shortage may result in some classes being combined.

Here’s a list of transportation resources from the Palm Beaches to the Treasure Coast to help prepare for the 2022-2023 school year.


Palm Beach County School District (palmbeachschools.org)

Martin County School District (martinschools.org)

St. Lucie County School District (stlucie.k12.fl.us)

Okeechobee County School District (okee.k12.fl.us/departments)

Indian River County School District (indianriverschools.org)

By the way, the last day of the school in Palm Beach County will be May 26, 2023.

Click here for the Palm Beach County school year calendar.

Statement from West Palm Beach Mayor Keith A. James on Palm Beach County’s First Day of School

 “On Palm Beach County’s first day of school, my wife, Lorna, and I extend our very best wishes to all students, teachers and administrators for a happy and healthy school year. Study hard, pay attention and have fun learning! I also wish to thank the many teachers who, through instruction and inspiration, are making a difference in the lives of our students and our city’s future. With schools open, I urge drivers to take their time and pay particular attention to the children on the sidewalk and in the crosswalks. Our children are our most precious gift. The City of West Palm Beach offers programs and services that may be resources for parents, guardians and students. Have a fantastic school year!”

 -Keith A. James, Mayor (August 10, 2022)