April 2018

The School District has thousands of teachers and staff supporting the academic success and emotional needs of students in schools across the county, but they don’t do it alone. So the week of April 15-21, the District is celebrating the kindness and hard work of its volunteers.


More than 44,000 school volunteers provide approximately $24 million worth of time to our schools each year by spending their time doing countless activities such as reading to students, running copies for teachers, fundraising, mentoring and jumping in to lend a hand wherever schools need them.

“Each school year, I am so humbled by how generous the people in our community are with their time,” said Debi Elfen, the School District’s Volunteer Coordinator. “Our volunteers are the heart of our schools.”

Schools will be hosting appreciation breakfasts or luncheons and having students make cards to express their gratitude for what their volunteers mean to their schools.

Schools are also encouraged to share their appreciation by posting their recognition for their school volunteers to social media and tagging @PBCSD using the hashtag #VolunteerWeek.

Interested in volunteering for the School District? Visit the Volunteers Page for more information, and how to apply.

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