Tag Archives: Alachua County public schools

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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Kindergarteners’ parents invited to preview schools at Round-Up

By on April 30th, 2013 | Last updated: April 30, 2013 at 1:07 pm

Parents of children who will be entering kindergarten in Alachua County this fall are invited to tour schools and meet staff at the Kindergarten Round-Up Wednesday.

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Local teachers file lawsuit over evaluation legislation

By on April 16th, 2013 | Last updated: April 16, 2013 at 5:26 pm

Janine Plavac and Kim Cook are two of the teachers involved in a lawsuit against both the state and district school boards. The suit has filed in response to legislation that requires teachers to be evaluated from student test scores.

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Autism awareness comes year-round for Alachua County Public Schools

By on April 2nd, 2013 | Last updated: April 2, 2013 at 5:46 pm

While April is Autism Awareness Month, Regina Currens of Alachua County Public Schools works to help local autistic children year-round.

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United Way of North Central Florida launches online feature, receives grant

By on March 26th, 2013 | Last updated: March 26, 2013 at 5:49 pm

United Way of North Central Florida activated a new online volunteer feature and received more than $500,000 in grants.

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Newberry High wins top awards at public service conference

By on March 15th, 2013 | Last updated: March 15, 2013 at 5:15 pm

Students at the Academy of Criminal Justice at Newberry High School received high honors at the Florida Public Service Association’s state conference. Their teacher, Patrick Treese, also came home with an award for director of the year.

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Tax referendum allows voters to decide on arts education

By on November 1st, 2012 | Last updated: December 17, 2012 at 4:51 pm

A tax referendum on the November ballot allows Alachua County voters to decide whether to continue publicly funding arts and music programs in local schools.

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