Jason Schultz

Jason Schultz covers the the Palm Beach County School District. He covered Martin County for several years as well as breaking news and several municipalities and western and southern Palm Beach County.He grew up in Luray, Va., in the Shenandoah Valley and has worked for newspapers around the country, including in Virginia, California and Arkansas. He currently lives in Palm Springs and spends his free time training for triathlons and marathons and kayaking.

Latest from Jason Schultz

Charter schools key issue for four vying for open school board seat
 When Palm Beach County School Board Member Jennifer Prior Brown announced in December that she was not running for re-election in District 4, she left a wide-open race to replace her. One of the biggest issues facing the next school board is the impact of charter schools, which now account for about one in every 10 public school students...

12:00 AM Saturday, Jul. 26, 2014

When Palm Beach County School Board Member Jennifer Prior Brown announced in December that she was not running for re-election in District 4, she left a wide-open race to replace her. One of the biggest issues facing the next school board is the impact of charter schools, which now account for about one in every 10 public school students...
Ex-porn star, ex-personal trainer try to unseat incumbent
 The three candidates vying to represent suburban Boynton Beach parents on the Palm Beach County School Board have fairly distinct views on issues facing the school district, as might be expected from three people with such different backgrounds. One’s a former parent advocate turned school board member, another a former personal trainer...

3:28 PM Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

The three candidates vying to represent suburban Boynton Beach parents on the Palm Beach County School Board have fairly distinct views on issues facing the school district, as might be expected from three people with such different backgrounds. One’s a former parent advocate turned school board member, another a former personal trainer...
Name change could be coming to North Palm Beach Elementary
 This past summer, the Palm Beach County School District got a new school building in Boynton Beach, the rebuilt and high-tech Galaxy Elementary. This summer the residents of North Palm Beach will see their old school not only rebuilt but turned into a totally different school with a new purpose and possible new name. The Palm Beach County...

1:00 PM Sunday, Jul. 20, 2014

This past summer, the Palm Beach County School District got a new school building in Boynton Beach, the rebuilt and high-tech Galaxy Elementary. This summer the residents of North Palm Beach will see their old school not only rebuilt but turned into a totally different school with a new purpose and possible new name. The Palm Beach County...
Ed Foundation hosting shopping fundraiser at Gardens Mall

10:30 AM Saturday, Jul. 19, 2014

The Education Foundation of Palm Beach County will host a shopping fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 16 to benefit its support of programs at schools in the county.  The Gardens Mall will donate five percent of the sales on Aug. 16 to the Education Foundation. In order for a donation to be credited to the Foundation, shoppers must validate...
District 6 voters, parents hear from School Board candidates

12:03 AM Friday, Jul. 18, 2014

Dozens of residents from the western Palm Beach County communities listened Thursday to the candidates who want to represent them in District 6 on the School Board stress their experience and heard them agree on most of the major issues. “I have been on all sides of the table for the Palm Beach County School District for the last 40...
Audit committee wants principals to learn from Freedom Shores

10:30 AM Wednesday, Jul. 16, 2014

Members of the Palm Beach County School District’s audit committee want principals to look at what investigators found with a parent fundraising group at Freedom Shores Elementary School as a cautionary tale of what can happen without financial oversight from the school district. “This is a good case study,” said Audit Committee...
School district giving charters just one more year of transportation

8:12 PM Sunday, Jul. 13, 2014

A handful of charter schools got a reprieve last week after the Palm Beach County School District originally said it was nixing the bus service it provides to charter students, then decided to keep it for one more year. “I think I will pull back that letter, and we will transport those students this year, giving them time to explore...
Palm Beach County schools get mostly As, Bs

2:16 PM Friday, Jul. 11, 2014

The Palm Beach County School District’s overall performance score improved this year and it narrowly missed getting back the A-graded school district status it held for nearly a decade. And while one school made a dramatic recovery this year, the number of failing schools in the county and statewide increased. Those F grades are forcing...
Two District 6 candidate forums next week

10:30 AM Friday, Jul. 11, 2014

Western Palm Beach County voters will get two chances next week to meet the candidates who want to be their school board member. The Wellington Chapter of the Palm Beach County Tea Party will hold a forum for the Palm Beach County School Board District 6 candidates on July 14, 6:30 p.m., at the Wellington Community Center at 12165 West Forest...
School grades coming out today

10:00 AM Friday, Jul. 11, 2014

The Florida Department of Education is expected to release the all important school grades for all elementary and middle schools in the state later today. The department announced late Thursday it would release the controversial letter grades, which are largely based on student test scores, today and hold a media conference call to answer...
Black educators holding candidate forum tonight

3:55 PM Thursday, Jul. 10, 2014

The Black Educators Caucus, a group representing black teachers, will hold a forum tonight for voters to meet candidates of the four school board races up for grabs during the Aug. 26 primary election. The forum will be 6-8 p.m. tonight in the auditorium of the Inlet Grove High School charter school at 600 West 28th St. in Riviera Beach....