The Boca Raton Educational Advisory Board’s Diverse Responsibilities

Involved in the South Florida community, attorney Fred A. Schwartz has served as former chair of the Miami Beach Park Advisory Board. For the past five years, Fred A. Schwartz has held responsibilities as chairperson of the City of Boca Raton Educational Advisory Board, which consists of nine appointed members. The Board’s responsibilities extend beyond public schools and include area private and charter schools.

The Board is primarily tasked with supporting schools by engaging with businesses throughout the community and arranging the provision of materials, professional services, and money donations. Board members also submit recommendations on ways of enhancing educational programs and facilities. These recommendations are passed on by the City Council to appropriate elected officials. A third major responsibility involves coordinating school and city activities in ways that provide community residents with improved educational opportunities. Community outreach activities include partnering with the Rotary Club to recognize “teachers of the year” and supporting the chess program run by the Boca Raton library.