Tag Archives: Alachua County School Board

Local Organization Fills Christmas Spirit “One Belly At A Time”

By on December 19th, 2014 | Last updated: December 19, 2014 at 10:43 am

Food4Kids Backpack Program of North Florida Inc., is furthering its year-round fight against food insecurity for youth by providing food during the winter holidays to students who mainly rely on meals during school hours.

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Minor Charged For False Bomb Threats To Gainesville High School

By and on December 1st, 2014 | Last updated: December 1, 2014 at 2:36 pm

A 15-year-old Gainesville High School student has been charged from making false bomb threats to the school on Nov. 9 and 10. GHS received three identical bombs threats, one of which led the Gainesville Police Department to evacuate all students to a nearby Planet Fitness parking lot.

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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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