Coalition of Boynton West Residential Associations (COBWRA)

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Education Committee

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The COBWRA Education Committee strives to support pre-K–12 public schools and increase community education/lifelong learning opportunities in West Boynton Beach by establishing cooperative relationships that include, but are not limited to, the School District of Palm Beach County, its board members, and county leaders and state legislators. The committee also evaluates and makes informed recommendations to COBWRA about policies and legislation that affect public education. COBWRA invites member residents to join its education committee, which is comprised of a group of educators, parents, and other stakeholders who wish to support quality public education in West Boynton. Since a rich selection of high quality, well established public and private educational institutions, and recreational and cultural organizations, operate within Palm Beach County, the following web links provide COBWRA communities with a list of third parties that offer a wide range of local activities and programs available to residents of West Boynton.

March 2016 – The COBWRA Education Committee recently visited a number of our local community schools. COBWRA Education Site Visit Report

Disclaimer: While COBWRA is pleased to make these programs, events or activities available to you, COBWRA does not control, develop, manage, or promote the programs, events or activities, the content, or security policies of these third party web sites.  Therefore, before selecting a web link, we recommend that you carefully review the products or services and the privacy and security policies of all third-party education and cultural providers.

Education Committee Mission Statement (2nd Revision – Sept. 2017)

The Education Committee of the Coalition of Boynton West Residential Associations (COBWRA) strives to support educational opportunities for all students in pre-K through 12 public schools from COBWRA communities and to increase lifelong learning for residents by establishing cooperative community relationships. The committee makes informed recommendations to COBWRA regarding policies and legislation that affect public education.

Vision Statement
As COBWRA’s community advocate, the Education Committee focuses on quality curricula, effective teaching, positive student learning outcomes and lifelong learning.

Objectives

  • Continue working closely with Government Affairs and the School District to recommend legislative actions to COBWRA’s Ex. Board that affect public education, for example (HR 7069).
  • Continue visiting local schools and Box Tops donations to increase community relations with principals, teachers and staff.
  • Continue scheduling guest speakers to keep the Education Committee well informed of educational trends and important issues.
  • Improve the Education Committee’s website by implementing the recommendations proposed by the Website Sub-committee, for example (Add five-year trends of enrollments and school grades earned by all Elementary, Middle and High Schools located within COBWRA boundaries).
  • Improve communications by adding to the Education Committee monthly meeting agenda the following liaison reporting updates as required:
    • School District Academic Committee – Sandy Greenberg
    • School District Boundaries Advisory Committee – TBA
    • Canyons Branch Library – Cathe North, Sam Manuele
    • Construction Oversight Review Committee (CORC) – Ken Lassiter
    • Independent Sales Surtax Oversight Committee (ISSOC) – Sam Manuele, Warren Danz
    • Canyons Park Committee – Ira Bromberg
    • COBWRA Ex. Board & Gov’t. Affairs Committee – Phil Barlage
    • Palm Beach School District Board of Trustee – Karen Brill
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