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Education

  • Chiefland's homecoming court, attendants

    Chiefland's senior queen court are Bailey Beauchamp; Abagail Brown; Kaylee Cannon; Skylar Cannon; Jaylyn Harvey; Jessica Ivey; Takiya London; and Kirnae Williams. The king court members are Chance Adams; Jamarlon Bowers; Jose Guerrero; Casey Lawson; Morgan McGuire; Eli Scozzaro; Pat Telgen; and Stacy Webster.

  • Levy schools closed Thursday, Friday

    All Levy County schools will be closed Thursday, Sept. 1, and Friday, Sept. 2, due to Tropical Storm Hermine.

    Schools will re-open on Tuesday, Sept. 6.

    Please contact the School Board of Levy County at 352-486-5231 or your child’s school for updates.

    Or keep following the latest releases at www.chieflandcitizen.com and on the Citizen Facebook page.
     

  • "Meeting" turns into a surprise graduation

    Kim Gonthier, a foodservice worker at Bronson Middle High School had a dilemma, she had a letter from her daughter thanking a group for a scholarship they gave her daughter but no way to get it to them.

    She appealed to School Board member Cameron Asbell of Bronson to carry the letter for her daughter.

    It was while catching up on news, that Asbell learned that Gonthier did not get to see her daughter Jan Gonthier graduate with her classmates on June 6 at the Phillips Center in Gainesville.

  • Slemp ready to lead Cedar Key School

    Joshua Slemp has been a fixture of Levy County’s school system at several levels, from teacher to project manager to assistant principal.

    His journey has led him to his latest stop, Cedar Key School, where the 39-year-old is in his first job as principal.

    It’s a culmination of the various roles he’s served, and a place where that experience figures to come in handy at the K-12 school, which has about 250 students.

  • Back in session

    First grade teacher Jane Mitchell meets new students at Chiefland Elementary School’s Meet the Teacher open house on Aug. 9.

    School opened on Wednesday, Aug. 10 in Levy County.

  • Class back in session

    Students return to school a week earlier this year in Levy County, meaning they’ll be back in class on Monday, Aug. 10.

    Drivers are encouraged to be cautious of lower speed limits near schools as well as students waiting at bus stops.

    Schools are holding open house events for parents to meet their children’s teachers in the days running up to the start of school.

  • Stuffin’ the Bus for schools

    It was Stuff the Bus Day on Saturday, July 23 at the South Levy Marketplace. Because the open air market is only held on the last Saturday of the month, the Yankeetown-Inglis communities held their Stuff the Bus Drive earlier than the rest of the county to maximize their donations.

    The rest of the county will Stuff the Bus in Chiefland, Bronson, Williston, Rosewood-Cedar Key on Saturday, Aug. 6, to coincide with the state’s Tax Holiday for Schools.

  • Teen driver improvement course offers invaluable lessons on safe driving

    The alcohol simulation goggles – commonly referred to as “drunk goggles – that students wear while driving golf carts through a school parking lot course, as part of Levy County Sheriff’s Teen Driver Improvement Program, inspire a lot of laughs from observers and participants, who invariably topple most of the orange cones lining their paths.

    But the cause behind the exercise is less funny, as students learn the consequences of driving while distracted or impaired.

  • CF receives suicide prevention grant

    The College of Central Florida has been awarded a $294,930 Campus Suicide Prevention Grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

    The funds will be used to implement a collegewide suicide prevention project. The project will allow the college to develop and implement an infrastructure that will promote education and awareness, incorporating the philosophy that it is everyone’s responsibility to be knowledgeable on suicide awareness, know the signs and symptoms, strategies to dealing with and know the resources to use, if an occurrence occurs.

  • Back-to-school sales tax holiday

    Florida’s three-day back-to-school sales tax holiday will run from Aug. 5 through Aug. 7. The holiday begins Friday, Aug. 5, at 12:01 a.m.

    During the holiday period, no sales or local option tax will be collected on purchases of “clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $60 or less per item.” Additionally, applicable school supplies that costs $15 or less per item will also be exempt from sales taxes.

    Visit www.myflorida.com/dor for more information on eligible items.