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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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In The News: WESH Dish standoff resolved, Clinton Backs Crist, Rise in Bible Antagonism, Pennsylvania School Stabbing

By on April 9th, 2014 | Last updated: April 9, 2014 at 2:16 pm

WESH Dish standoff resolved – NBC and CW lineups are expected to return to normal because the standoff between Dish Network and Hearst Television affiliates has been resolved. Hearst owns NBC affiliate WESH-Channel 2 and CW affiliate WKCF-Channel 18 . Orlando [...]

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Marion County Set to Change Cyberbullying Prevention Policy

By on April 8th, 2014 | Last updated: April 8, 2014 at 7:04 pm

Marion County public schools have updated the 2014-2015 Code of Conduct. It now includes a way for administrators to address cyberbullying cases that occur off campus.

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Stop Now And Plan Starting At Rawlings Elementary

By on March 20th, 2014 | Last updated: March 20, 2014 at 9:14 pm

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Elementary will pilot a behavioral development program for boys, ages 9 to 11, to prevent them from entering the juvenile justice system.

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In The News: Legislators Propose Child Welfare Improvements, Scott to Sign GI Bill, Child Found with Heroin, Two New York Buildings Collapse

By on March 12th, 2014 | Last updated: March 12, 2014 at 2:20 pm

Legislators propose improvements to child welfare system – The Senate Children, Families and Elder Affairs Committee passed a package of proposals on Tuesday, in order to improve regulations over Florida’s child welfare system. The proposals include a requirement for the [...]

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Florida bill cracks down on cyber bullying in schools

By on April 23rd, 2013 | Last updated: April 23, 2013 at 5:45 pm

A Florida senate committee unanimously passed a bill that would allow schools to more strictly discipline cyber bullies.

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Florida schools to receive extra $134 million for improved student performances

By on February 26th, 2013 | Last updated: February 26, 2013 at 5:43 pm

This year, Florida schools will receive $134.6 million in performance-related funds, with $2,139,922 of that going to schools in the Gainesville area.

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Safety measures increase at Alachua County elementary schools

By on January 24th, 2013 | Last updated: January 31, 2013 at 2:37 pm

Since the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School last month, deputies have been reassigned to each elementary school in Alachua County with hopes of increasing school security.

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At the start of school, unexpected students can cause last-minute shuffle

By on September 7th, 2012 | Last updated: September 19, 2012 at 4:26 pm

More Alachua County students enrolled in school this year, and the unexpected increase sometimes means shufflling teachers and moving students around.

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Marion County schools, Ocala utilities at odds

By on February 15th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:43 pm

The City of Gainesville and Alachua County School District resolved an issue regarding utility fees last year. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Lauren Rautenkranz reports, the city of Ocala and Marion County School District are now having a similar issue.

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