Tag Archives: Alachua County School Board

Gainesville High School Receives Two Additional, Identical Bomb Threats

By and on November 20th, 2014 | Last updated: November 20, 2014 at 11:15 am

Gainesville High School received a bomb threat and subsequently evacuated all students and staff to a nearby Planet Fitness parking lot on Wednesday. GHS received two additional, identical threats Thursday morning, but the school has not been evacuated.

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Town Hall Meeting Explains State Tests, Community Reacts

By and on September 24th, 2014 | Last updated: September 24, 2014 at 1:08 pm

Parents and teachers in Alachua County spoke out against elementary school standardized testing they say is too advanced. Students in kindergarten through second grade are expected to take up to nine state-required tests.

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Alachua Teachers Get Raise While Other Counties Still Waiting

By on December 2nd, 2013 | Last updated: December 4, 2013 at 11:46 am

Alachua County teachers receive pay raise after five years of negotiations with the school board. Fifteen other counties are still negotiating deals.

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Former Alachua County teacher gets deferred prosecution

By and on April 10th, 2013 | Last updated: October 21, 2013 at 3:59 pm

Glen Nichol, Alachua County Teacher of the Year for 2012, has agreed to a deferred prosecution agreement following a sworn complaint for inappropriately touching at least one of his students at Lawton Chiles Elementary School.

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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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Application for year-round charter school in Gainesville meets state standards

By on September 12th, 2012 | Last updated: September 19, 2012 at 11:48 am

The Alachua County School Board will vote in October whether to approve an application for a new year-round school.

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