August 20, 2012 12:05 PM
The first day of school in Palm Beach County? “Nothing out of the ordinary,” reports Superintendent Wayne Gent.
He should know, after paying visits to 15 schools by 11 a.m., and getting updates from various administrators.
“So far it looks very good,” Gent said while leaving Galaxy Elementary School, temporarily based in Delray Beach at the old Plumosa Elementary campus. He wasn’t aware of any major glitches.
Gent started the morning at Seminole Ridge High in the Acreage, greeting students and teachers in the school’s career academies.
He then drove his district-issued Ford Escape to schools in Loxahatchee, Riviera Beach, West Palm Beach, and Boynton Beach, eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for a snack at 9 a.m.
For the tour, Gent picked some schools with special circumstances such as new programs or principals, such as Galaxy’s Ed Capitano.
Gent says he plans to travel to schools in the Glades on Tuesday morning.
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