Tag: State Sen. Bill Montford

Florida schools roundup: Funding, Bright Futures, closing schools, safety and more

Education funding: The Florida House PreK-12 Appropriations is preparing to take a closer look at how state money is divided among school districts, including hiring a consulting group to make recommendations on adjusting the school-funding formula. That formula, known as the Florida Education Finance Program, uses several factors to decide[Read More…]

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: School officials reassigned, new Senate leaders and more

Stoneman officials reassigned: Four administrators at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have been reassigned in connection with the school shooting Feb. 14 in which 17 people died and 17 others were wounded. Security specialistĀ Kelvin Greenleaf and assistant principals Jeff Morford, Winfred Porter and Denise Reed are being reassigned to other,[Read More…]