Tag: Florida School Boards Association

Florida schools roundup: Superintendent of the year, H.B. 7069 lawsuit and more

Superintendent of year: Malcolm Thomas, leader of the Escambia County School District, is selected as Florida’s superintendent of the year by the Florida Association of District School Superintendents. “He’s a visionary, and above all there’s never any question in anybody’s mind where is heart is, and that is in the[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Funding fears, board elections, panel meets and more

Funding fears: While school officials applaud voters for approving 18 ballot measures in August and November to help pay for expenses at schools, some fear that those approvals will embolden the Legislature to cut back funding and lean more on local tax efforts. That could lead to funding disparities based[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Blue Ribbon schools, A/C help, wish list and more

Blue Ribbon schools: Twelve Florida schools are among 349 across the United States chosen as National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education. Schools earn the designation through high achievement or by closing the achievement gaps for disadvantaged students. The Florida schools honored are: A.D. Henderson University School and[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Education amendment, funding request and more

Education amendment: A proposed constitutional amendment that bundles three education issues will appear on the November ballot. The Constitution Revision Commission, in a 27-10 vote, approves Proposal 6003, which calls for eight-year term limits on school board members, gives the authority to approve charter schools to an entity other than local[Read More…]