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Hard Freeze Hits Hernando

by Hernando Sun Staff

Hernando was hit by a hard freeze Friday morning. In some areas, the temperature dipped into the mid to low 20's. It stayed below freezing for at least six hours and that is enough to damage many plants and trees.

Across the area, people covered their vulnerable plants with sheets, blankets, and boxes, in the hopes of retaining enough heat to prevent major damage to the plants. Other people ran their sprinklers to protect their plants with warm water.

Freeze Warning, Protect your Plants Today!

by Hernando Sun Staff

Temperatures may dip into the high 20's Thursday night so be sure to protect susceptible plants. We may see a low of 31 degrees F Wednesday night so the sooner you get your plants covered the better! Gardening cloth or old sheets can be used for coverings. If you have fruit trees with thin trunks, covering the trunks with foam tubes will insulate them. Also, be sure to run your sprinklers through freezing temperatures for plants you cannot cover.

Excerpt from George Washington's Farewell Address, 1796

"In looking forward to the moment which is intended to terminate the career of my public life, my feelings do not permit me to suspend the deep acknowledgment of that debt of gratitude which I owe to my beloved country for the many honors it has conferred upon me; still more for the steadfast confidence with which it has supported me; and for the opportunities I have thence enjoyed of manifesting my inviolable attachment, by services faithful and persevering, though in usefulness unequal to my zeal.

State of Florida Does Not Mandate Tablets in Schools

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by Hernando Sun Staff

In recent months we have heard a lot about a 2015 state technology mandate of tablets for each student. There is no such mandate from the state. This is a big deal, because the tablet for each student was budgeted to cost $62,395,000 over the next ten years.

One to One Initiative v. Hernando's Digital Classroom Plan

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by Hernando Sun Staff

During the October 16, 2014 Town Hall School Board meeting, Walter Paschke, network coordinator for the Technology Information Services department described the technology needs for Hernando County’s schools. They are using aging laptops which are starting to cost as much to maintain as to replace. Their machines are currently 6-7 years old running Windows XP which is no longer supported. The minimum requirements for testing do not support Windows XP.

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