- Special Sections
- Public Notices
BRONSON –The School Board of Levy County gave its blessings for the City of Chiefland to annex a 3 1/2-acre lot located at U.S. 129 and C.R. 321 at its Oct. 9 meeting.
The lot is used by Future Farmers of America for agricultural purposes. The change of designation from county to city will not affect the tax base on the land.
Chiefland requested to annex the land to make it contiguous to another large parcel north of there off 321. That 110-acre parcel, which is also currently agricultural, is up for petition at City Council in the near future.
City manager Grady Hartzog said that the owner wanted to also be annexed to the city.
In other news at the Oct. 9 meeting, school official Jeff Edison was happy to report that a number of Levy principals are participating in the North East Florida Education Consortium's Principal Leadership Academy.
The PLA provides a competency based, tiered approach to leadership training and continued professional development.
Not only are current Levy administrators a part of the program, but aspiring as well.
Levy participation has been impressive, according to Edison.
Principals from all corners of the county are involved in tier 1. The first tier is designed as skills-building training and practice for school leadership. They learn and analyze the 10 Florida Principal Leadership Standards.
The 10 standards include entry process, golden tools and resources, district requirements, managing learning environment, human resources, data analysis, ethics, classroom walk-through, exit surveys and self-assessment.
The second tier takes it a step farther. Participants plan documents applicable to decisions affecting culture, curriculum and instruction.
The third tier is designed to help the experienced leader mentor others and sharing information on a statewide level.
Five Chiefland High students are at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis. Twenty three Chiefland Middle School FFA students are back from at the Sunbelt Agricultural Expo in Moultrie, Ga.
Rebecca Zimmerman, Chiefland High Future Business Leaders of America sponsor, will take three students to the FBLA Fall Conference Nov. 8-10 in Melbourne.