WEST PALM BEACH — Eight Palm Beach school principals were honored recently with the Immunization Compliance Achievement Test Award that is given to schools with high rates of required school immunizations. For school year 2010-2011, there were seven public schools that achieved 100 percent for onsite compliance.
The Palm Beach County Health Department honored the principals of Golden Grove, Meadow Park and New Horizons Elementary Schools; John F. Kennedy, Omni and Pahokee Middle Schools; and Alexander W. Dreyfoos Jr. School of the Arts at the School District Principals meeting. The Palm Beach Maritime Academy Charter School was also recognized for achieving 98.91 percent compliance.
“Immunizations have made once deadly and devastating childhood illnesses preventable,” said Dr. Marsha Fishbane, community and school health director at the Health Department. “Working closely with the School District of Palm Beach County staff and Palm Beach County Health Care District school nurses ensures that students have received the required immunizations for the safety of our community.”
Photo: Pamela Arnette, Meadow Park Elementary School