Corey for School District 7

THE EXPERIENCE TO LEAD

Fighting for Inclusion, Equity, Entrepreneurship, & Parental Support. 

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Corey M. Smith is the Founder and President of the Law Office of Corey M. Smith, P.A. located in West Palm Beach. He is father to students in Palm Beach County Schools at the elementary, middle, high school, and post-graduation levels.

Mr. Smith possess a wealth of unique experience to represent the District 7 Community. Having almost two decades of experience as an education attorney (first as an associate counsel for the School Board of Palm Beach County and currently in private practice providing advice and representation to educational institutions across the state) Mr. Smith has a unique perspective and understanding of educational issues confronting the District 7 Community. 

Mr. Smith also has experience in governance as a former board member of Inlet Grove High School in Riviera Beach. He understands and has familiarity with k-12 finance, approving budgets, overseeing audits, Sunshine law, ethics issues, managing faculty and staff, student rights issues and discipline, special education, curriculum, and general oversight of a public educational institution.

Mr. Smith also has experience as an elected official, having served on the Thousand Oaks Community Development District in Riviera Beach.

Finally, Mr. Smith currently serves as a Special Magistrate in the City of Riviera Beach, presiding over Code Enforcement and Unsafe Buildings cases.

A native of Riviera Beach, Mr. Smith’s familial history in Palm Beach County extends at least as far back as the 1890s. As a child, his parents taught the values of hard work, delayed gratification, and sacrifice. Upon graduating from Palm Beach Lakes High School’s (North Shore) inaugural class, Mr. Smith entered  prestigious Morehouse College and majored in Political Science.  After graduating and officially becoming a “Morehouse Man,” Mr. Smith began his professional career as an educator in Palm Beach County. He taught in an At-Risk Program for middle-schoolers. Mr. Smith left teaching to pursue his dream of becoming a lawyer and entered the College of Law at the University of Florida. After graduation, Mr.  Smith returned to Palm Beach County and worked as an Assistant Public Defender, gaining valuable trial experience (over 50 jury trials to verdict) while providing quality representation for the indigent.  He then returned to the School Board of Palm Beach County, this time as an Associate Counsel, handling various issues involving student rights and discipline, charter schools, general compliance, and employee relations. Mr.  Smith also assisted with policy revision/creation on various issues, including student due process in expulsion cases and charter school oversight. Most notably, he argued cases before the Florida Charter School Appeals Commission, the Florida State Board of Education, and the Florida Division of Administrative Hearings.  He also participated in the panel of attorneys, educators, and administrators statewide who revised Florida’s charter school model documents, which provide structure and oversight, and which are still in use today.

Mr. Smith is a member of the Delta Delta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. He proudly resides in Riviera Beach with his lovely wife, Arquilla and is the father of 4 children, ages 20, 14, 12, and 10. In his spare time, he enjoys motorcycling, running (13 half-marathons completed), golf, basketball, political reading and discourse, and family time.  

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