Tag Archives: Alachua County public schools

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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Alachua County public schools add healthier lunch options, increase cost

By on September 14th, 2012 | Last updated: September 17, 2012 at 9:41 am

More fruits and vegetables, more whole grains and no trans-fat. Those are some of the new guidelines appearing on Alachua County public school students’ lunch trays this fall. The newer, healthier standards are being implemented as a result of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.

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School grades are in and Alachua County’s score drops

By on July 17th, 2012 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 4:10 pm

School grades are out, and the Alachua County Public School District got some bad news. The district grade just dropped to a “B”.  The grading system is based off of the past year’s FCAT scores. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Blake Alderman reports officials [...]

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Checking your child’s grades? There’s an app for that

By on April 30th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:19 pm

Keeping track of your children’s grades is now at the palm of your hands. Alachua County Public Schools Public Information Officer Jackie Johnson says a new app will allow parents to stay up to date with their children’s progress in [...]

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Area school buses clear of stalling problem

By on April 23rd, 2012 | Last updated: March 30, 2013 at 1:17 pm

The federal government is investigating a potential problem with school buses used across the nation.  Alachua County Public Schools Transportation Director Harrell Harrison says parents don’t have to worry about the school buses in the county. The model in question [...]

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Alachua County children suffering the playground blues

By on April 9th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:22 pm

The high pollen levels in Gainesville have many children sniffling. As WUFT-FM’s Lisa Greenberg reports, doctors have seen more children affected by pollen allergies this spring compared to the last.

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