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Marion County’s Evergreen Elementary Gets New Operator After First Year Of “Turnaround Plan”

At last week’s Florida Board of Education meeting in Lakeland, Marion County Superintendent Heidi Maier expressed that while she is proud of the progress Marion County public schools have made since 2016, she remains concerned about Evergreen Elementary, one of the remaining two D schools in Marion County.

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Sandy Soil And Rising Seas Spell Septic Tank Disaster In Florida

By Brendan Rivers Communities across Florida are already grappling with aging septic tanks, which leak into groundwater and are considered a leading cause of toxic algae blooms. As sea level rise is expected to worsen that situation, the state and cities are beginning to tackle the expensive task of converting septic systems to sewer or newer septic technologies. It’s no small challenge. Floridians are estimated to be using 2.6 million septic systems, most of them the conventional variety with two

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DeSantis Signs Budget, Vetoes $131 Million

Gov. Ron DeSantis used his line-item veto power to slash more than $131 million in proposed spending Friday as he signed a record $90.98 billion budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1. Calling the package “fiscally responsible,” the freshman governor praised lawmakers for exceeding his request for spending …

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