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Cassidy Hopson

Cassidy is a reporter for WUFT News who can be reached by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing news@wuft.org.

Alachua County Prioritizes Efforts To Increase Attendance At Public Schools

Eileen Roy, chairwoman of the Alachua County School Board, has expressed concern for the low attendance rates at some local schools. “It just is shocking really,” Roy said. “We just have to do something about this absenteeism.” The average attendance rate for Alachua County public schools in the 2018-2019 school …

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Multiple Alachua County Charter Schools Struggle Financially To Comply With A New Florida Safety Law

Healthy Learning Academy spent nearly $22,000 hiring their school’s guardian to comply with an update to Florida law. This, coupled with spending on other safety precautions such as industrial metal doors, a fence and gate, resulted in spending over half of their general fund balance in one year.

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