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Amendment 4 Could Bring Back Marion County Teachers And School Programs

By on November 4th, 2014 | Last updated: November 4, 2014 at 1:27 pm

On Election Day, Marion County voters will vote on Amendment 4, which calls for the millage rate to increase. The extra money will go toward school programs and teacher salaries, potentially bringing back laid-off, first-year teachers.

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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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