Even though the number of safety problems inspectors found at Palm Beach County schools went down slightly this year, school board members fret that continued capital budget shortfalls could hamper — or even reverse — that progress.
Board members, who will review more than 3,200 safety citations during today’s meeting, say they want to make sure the district keeps chipping away at fixing everything from broken door locks to cracking sidewalks as the district’s capital funding goes from bad to worse.
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Safety code citations
The following schools received the most citations for fire safety code violations this school year:
- Lake Worth High School: 130
- Verde Elementary School: 107
- West Boca High School: 74
- Riviera Beach Preparatory Academy: 72
- William T. Dwyer High School: 69
- Spanish River High School: 68
- Belle Glade Elementary School: 64
- Jupiter High School: 63
- Inlet Grove High School: 61
- Palm Beach Central High School: 59
- Boca Raton High School: 58
Source: Palm Beach County School District.