Your Penny at Work! Schools Receive Repairs and Upgrades in Preparation for New School Year

August 2017

From new roofs and weather-proofing at schools, to 78 brand-new buses that will hit the road on the first day of school, the School District of Palm Beach County put its share of the one-cent sales tax to use this summer.


These projects are the first to be funded by proceeds from the one-cent sales tax, which is expected to generate approximately $2.7 billion over the next 10 years. The School District will receive half of the sales tax revenue collected during the next decade, and has identified more than $1.3 billion in projects at all District-operated schools.

Sales tax revenues will be used to upgrade every campus, increase school security, buy new school buses, and update and expand the District’s technology.

“It’s important that the community sees their dollars being used quickly and efficiently and that promises made are promises kept,” said Dr. Robert Avossa, Palm Beach County Schools Superintendent.

Check out The Education Network’s video below to see how sales tax money is being put to use, and visit to learn more about the work planned throughout the School District.

Repairs and upgrades took place this summer at the following schools:

New Roofs

  • Carver Middle
  • K.E. Cunningham/Canal Point Elementary
  • Lantana Middle
  • West Riviera Elementary

Outdoor Lighting Upgrades

  • Jupiter Farms Elementary
  • K.E. Cunningham/Canal Point Elementary
  • New Horizons Elementary
  • Wellington Landings Middle


  • Bear Lakes Middle
  • Del Prado Elementary
  • Timber Trace Elementary
  • Watson B. Duncan Middle

Weather-Proofing/Water Intrusion Prevention

  • Cypress Trails Elementary
  • Eagles Landing Middle
  • Lantana Middle
  • Lighthouse Elementary
  • Pahokee Elementary
  • Palm Beach Lakes High

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