Education

School Board Student Rep Update: February 14, 2017

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Allison Selg, Nature Coast Technical High School Senior, is the School Board Student Representative photo by Karsen Nielsen

Allison Selg, School Board Student Representative presented elementary, middle and high school updates to the school board on Feb. 14th.

Elementary Schools

February is Micro has heart month at Chocachatti Elementary School. The school has held various celebrations including Valentine flower deliveries and wear your favorite football jersey day.

District rolls out large scale tech upgrade

by HCSD

BROOKSVILLE – Starting February 3rd, and continuing throughout the month of February, Hernando County Schools will be delivering new HP ProBook laptops to every teacher in the district and will also be upgrading student computer lab stations in most schools. This ambitious upgrade will bring much needed computer hardware to schools using funds from the Digital Classroom Plan as well as monies from district capital funds.

School Board goes with teacher supported "Calendar B"

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At the School Board meeting on January 24th, the School Board approved calendar B for the 2017-2018 school year. Calendar option B received overwhelming support from instructional staff and took 49% of the vote on a survey administered to instructional, non-instructional and administrative staff. Teachers were in favor of a Monday start date as opposed to the Thursday start date of calendar options A and C.

Principal Frana paints rosy picture of Moton Elementary

Robert Stein, Special to Hernando Sun

After months of finger pointing and name calling adults concerned about the future of Moton elementary school may have reason to believe that at least the shoving of people under the bus maybe at an end. Bus drivers should be very relieved. The school year got off to a very rocky start with the resignation of the newly hired principal 3 weeks into the start of the school year.

Spring Hill Elementary celebrates literacy

photography by Sarah Nachin

Students pet Tebow the dog, main character of Tebow Tails

An active yet entranced group of kindergarteners listened attentively as author Tracey Sullivan read to them from her picture book, Tebow Tails, Caspar’s Conquest. This fun activity was part of Spring Hill Elementary School’s Celebrate Literacy Week. It was hard to tell if the children were more excited about hearing the story or getting to meet Tebow, a Flashy Fawn Boxer, the main character of her story.

COURT QUESTIONS STUDENT 'OPT OUT' ARGUMENTS

By BRANDON LARRABEE
THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA

THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, February 7, 2017......... An appeals court sounded skeptical Tuesday of a Leon County judge's ruling that the state and the Hernando County School Board erred in their approach to students who "opted out" of a state standardized test.

During arguments, at least two members of a three judge-panel at the 1st District Court of Appeal seemed to disagree, at times sharply, with Circuit Judge Karen Gievers' decision to order Hernando County to offer an alternative route for students to qualify for the fourth grade.

Safe Routes to School and Quality Drive Sidewalks

Local Agency Program (LAP) agreements were approved between the Florida DOT and Hernando County to pay for updated sidewalks under the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program. Under the agreement, Assistant County Administrator Brian Malmberg stated the DOT will reimburse the County for costs of the design, up to the maximum amount approved for each of the two projects.

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