Tag Archives: Alachua County public schools

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner; Norton Elementary Serves It All

By on November 12th, 2014 | Last updated: November 12, 2014 at 9:10 am

In addition to breakfast and lunch, Norton Elementary School now serves dinner to students enrolled in its after-school program. Dinner is currently scheduled to be served at 2 p.m.

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Backlash Leads to Cancellation of FAIR Testing

By on September 15th, 2014 | Last updated: September 15, 2014 at 4:06 pm

According to a letter from the Alachua County Superintendent of Schools Owen Roberts, FAIR testing for students in kindergarten through the second grade has been cancelled for the year. The test will be temporarily replaced by an observational sheet for each student.

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Alachua County Juniors Score Higher Than State Peers On ACT

By on September 15th, 2014 | Last updated: September 15, 2014 at 11:14 am

Alachua County Public School juniors continue to outperform their peers in the state on the ACT college entrance exam in 2014 and almost achieve the national average score by students who are graduating. The average overall score for Alachua County juniors is [...]

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Alachua County Teacher Refuses To Give Standardized Test

By on September 11th, 2014 | Last updated: September 11, 2014 at 7:13 pm

An Alachua County teacher is refusing to administer a state-mandated test to her students.

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Alachua County School Buses Now Scan Student IDs

By on September 9th, 2014 | Last updated: September 12, 2014 at 5:05 pm

Students are now using IDs to board Alachua County school buses. The new system will help keep track of students’ whereabouts as they get on and off buses.

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Florida Department of Education Extends Input Deadline for New Exam

By on September 4th, 2014 | Last updated: September 3, 2014 at 6:01 pm

The Florida Department of Education has extended the deadline for input on its new standardized exam by a week.

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Alachua County Superintendent Finalists To Answer Questions

By on April 30th, 2014 | Last updated: April 30, 2014 at 12:33 pm

Finalists for the Alachua County Schools superintendent position to meet with public in May.

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New Bill May Allow School Employees to Carry Guns on Campus

By on March 20th, 2014 | Last updated: March 20, 2014 at 6:07 pm

A new bill that would allow school employees to carry a gun on campus was passed by a House education panel. The bill would allow school employees who are active or retired military, law enforcement offers and employees with a Florida concealed weapon license to carry a gun on school grounds.

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Alachua County Schools Receive Competitive Counseling Grant

By on November 12th, 2013 | Last updated: November 12, 2013 at 4:34 pm

Alachua County is one of 35 counties in the country to receive a competitive counseling grant of about $1 million for Project Fortify. The money will provide additional social workers and psychologists to four elementary schools in the school district.

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Alachua Schools Assistant Superintendent Named Interim Leader

By and on September 18th, 2013 | Last updated: September 19, 2013 at 9:04 am

The Alachua County School Board met Wednesday morning to discuss the district’s search for a new superintendent and appointed Hershel Lyons as the interim.

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