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Education

  • Walmart donates to teachers

     Last Thursday, Walmart presented several area teachers with gift bags and $100 gift cards to use for their classrooms, recognizing the teachers for their commitment to education.

  • Insurance premiums up for school board employees

    School Board of Levy County employees will have to pay a bit more for health insurance starting next year.

  • Insurance premiums up for school board employees

    School Board of Levy County employees will have to pay a bit more for health insurance starting next year.
    During this past Tuesday’s meeting, the board approved an 11.85 percent increase in rates for the district health plan, remaining under Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida.
    As an example, a 12-month family health care plan that currently costs $903.76 will soon cost $1,011.09, starting next year.
    The insurance company cited increases in health care costs and the recent national health care laws for the increases.

  • October school lunch menu

    Oct. 4
    Hamburgers on bun or deli turkey, cheese, ham
    Sub. lettuce/tomato/oven, fries, orange wedges

    Oct. 5
    Hot dog on bun/ chicken nuggets, baked beans/ cole slaw, chilled mix fruit, assorted milk 1%-2%

    Oct. 6
    Chili con carne w/ beans or cheese, pizza,tossed salad/buttered corn, apple wedges, assorted milk 1% or 2%

    Oct. 7
    Barbeque chicken or rib-a-que on bun, mashed potatoes, steamed cabbage, chilled peaches, hot corn, bread, assorted milk 1% or 2%

    Oct. 8

  • Beast Feast to benefit students Oct. 23

    The Levy County Schools Foundation will be hosting its Annual Beast Feast Saturday, October 23 at the Black Prong Equestrian Center, SE County Road 337, in Bronson.  Dinner will be served at 5:30 pm.  Some of the foods being served may include venison, gator tail, mullet, sausage, turkey, swamp cabbage, boiled corn, grits, baked beans and desserts.

  • Welcome to Levy Center

    Marilyn Ladner, the College of Central Florida’s new provost and executive director of college planning for the Levy Center, speaks briefly to college staff and members of the community during a welcoming ceremony Sept. 14 at the Levy Center.

  • Education briefs

    Beast Feast to benefit students Oct. 23

    The Levy County Schools Foundation will be hosting its 1st Annual Beast Feast Saturday, Oct. 23, at the Black Prong Equestrian Center, SE County Road 337, in Bronson.  Dinner will be served at 5:30 pm.  Some of the foods being served may include venison, gator tail, mullet, sausage, turkey, swamp cabbage, boiled corn, grits, baked beans and desserts.

  • Hastings supports changes to class-size amendment

     During his closing remarks at Tuesday's School Board of Levy County meeting, Superintendent Bob Hastings voiced his support for changing the state's class-size amendment.

    Hastings said that there was "no way" the district could meet the amendment's requirements this year, which means the state could impose penalties that could total in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.

    "There's no way we're going to meet it 100 percent," Hastings said. "One size does not fit all."

  • College buys Barker's old business

    The College of Central Florida is continuing work on the Jack Wilkinson Levy County Campus even though funding for construction of the campus was vetoed by Gov. Charlie Crist earlier this year.
    The college's Board of Trustees has tentatively approved the purchase of about 3.5 acres of land along U.S. Highway 19 north of Chiefland for $575,000 from Levy County Appraiser Oz Barker. The property contains a metal work/storage building and an office building — with a combined space of 6,000 square feet — from a business Barker once owned.

  • School Board overturns automatic pay increases

    The School Board of Levy County unanimously voted on Tuesday to change the language of the school district’s contract with the Levy County Education Association, altering it so that automatic salary step increases for teachers and employees will now be negotiated annually.
    Both sides argued their cases before the board during an impasse hearing at the School Board’s offices in Bronson. The decision alters an agreement that has been in place for 30 years in the school district.