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  • 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.

  • 10 Students complete Levy Center CNA Course

    The College of Central Florida recognized 10 students who completed the Certified Nursing Assistant program at the Levy Center on Monday, Aug. 30.

    Receiving Certificates of Completion were Tonya Akins, Tracy Allen, Whitley Butler, Stanley Demere, Rosemarie Farrow, Linda Godbolt, Crystal Hamm, Christine Maddin, Jacque Phillips and Pavielle Wiggins.

  • Register Now for October ACT Test

    Registration is now open for the Oct. 23 ACT achievement test. Students who wish to take the college admission and placement exam must register before Sept. 17.

    The ACT is a curriculum-based achievement exam. It tests what students have actually learned in school, not their aptitude for learning. The ACT also measures what students need to know to be ready for first year credit-bearing college courses based on ACT College Readiness Standards. Every student’s results can be tied directly to these consistent standards.

  • Upcoming CCF Levy Center courses

    Interested Participants may enroll in courses in person at the College of Central Florida's Levy Center at 114 Rodgers Blvd in Chiefland, by phone at 352-493-9533 or online at CFItraining.cf.edu (select Levy noncredit classes).

    Computer Fundamentals

    The College of Central Florida Levy Center is accepting enrollment for Computer Fundamentals I, which will be held Sept. 27 through Oct. 18. The four-week introductory class will meet on Mondays from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The $89 fee includes the textbook.

  • School Health Advisory Council and Wellness meeting

       The first School Health Advisory Council and Wellness meeting for the 2010-2011 school year will take place at 2:50 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 14 in the School Board of Levy County board room, located at 480 Marshburn Drive in Bronson.

       The meeting is open to the public, and the School Health Advisory Council and District Wellness Team are always looking for new participants.

       The purpose of the meeting will be to review the current Wellness Plan, Safe and Drug Free Schools Programs, and Health policies.

  • 14 complete Levy Center CNA course

     The College of Central Florida Levy Center recognized 14 students who completed the Certified Nursing Assistant program on Wednesday, June 23.

  • Tarmac awards science scholarships to 2010 grads

     Tarmac America, in partnership with the Levy County Schools Foundation, awarded science scholarships to graduates from the Class of 2010 at four area high schools, selecting students who demonstrated a proficiency in math and science coursework. This is the third consecutive year that Tarmac has awarded $500 college scholarships to graduates from Levy County high schools.