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Alachua County School District Receives Donation Of $1.5 Million

Metcalfe Elementary is one of the four elementary schools receiving benefits and counseling services through the grant.

A donation of $1.5 million dollars will be given to Alachua County Public Schools over the next three years to help the district provide mental health services to four elementary schools considered to be high-needs schools. The grant, which was donated anonymously, will help provide additional mental health services to children at Lake Forest Elementary, Idylwild Elementary, Metcalfe Elementary and Rawlings Elementary.

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Scott Says Higher Ed Efforts ‘About Building A Workforce’

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ORLANDO—Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday wrapped up a two-day higher education conference in Orlando with a list of goals that included making colleges and universities more affordable and more responsive to the needs of businesses. The second day of the “Degrees to Jobs Summit” included sessions about trying to make …

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Former SNAP Recipients Leaving The Classroom To Meet New Work Requirements

SNAP Benefits

With recently restored time limits on Florida's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, able-bodied adults through the age of 49 without dependents will only receive three months of food assistance unless they meet certain work requirements. Program organizers at Gainesville Community Ministry are concerned fewer people will be able to enroll in General Educational Development programs due to required work obligations.

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