Tag Archives: Alachua County public schools

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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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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