Agenda Item #17
PA7-Palm Beach County Youth Art Month
Youth Art Month is celebrated to emphasize the value of art education for all children and encourage support for quality school art programs. The School District of Palm Beach County hosts two K-12 student exhibits each year, one in the Fall and one in the Spring. The first exhibit ran from December to the beginning of February this year which gave the re-accreditation team a good look at the quality of our art programs. The Spring K-12 exhibit is held in April. These exhibits highlight the many creative talents of our students and the art teachers who guide them. Our students and schools also receive numerous awards throughout the year for competitions, scholarships and contests both local and nationwide.
Art education develops students' creative problem solving and critical thinking abilities.