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Education

  • FLVS Launches New Full-Time Program

    eeeeFlorida Virtual School (FLVS), Florida’s state-wide, public online learning program, is launching a new, full-time virtual school offering.

  • School board adopts tentative millage, budget

    “Now remember, anything we do here tonight is temporary,” said Bob Clemons, Finance Director for Levy County Schools. The School Board of Levy County was convened in the first public hearing to approve the tentative millage and tentative budget for the 2009-2010 school year.

  • School calendar 2009-2010

    August

    August 24 - School Begins

    September

    September 7 - Labor Day (No School)

    September 9 - Early Release Day

    September 23 - Early Release Day

    October

    October 7 - Early Release Day

    October 12 - FTE Week (10/12 - 10/16)

    October 19 - FCAT for New Students/Retakes Grades 11&12 (10/19-10/23)

    October 21 - Early Release Day

    October 23 - End 1st Grading Period (44 days)

    October 26 - Teacher Workday (No School)

    November

    November 4 - Distribute Report Cards

  • Hastings reorganizes school system

    In an effort to streamline costs Superintendent Bob Hastings announced the elimination of eight administrative positions Tuesday, including Director of Literacy, Director of Secondary Education, Assistant Director of MIS/ Technology, Coordinator of Testing/Attendance/Truancy, Coordinator of Supplemental Educational Services, Coordinator of ESOL, Teacher on Special Assignment over Instruction/Curriculum, and Evaluation Specialist.

    "The positions are no longer there or their responsibilities have changed," Hastings told the School Board.

  • Board delays action on Lundy

    Chiefland teacher and coach Mark Lundy won't be terminated this week, after one school board member had serious misgivings about the strength of the evidence against him. At Tuesday's meeting of the Levy County School Board, Superintendent Robert Hastings asked the board to follow up on last session's action of suspending Lundy without pay, pending termination. At the current session, Hastings asked the board to proceed with termination, but Bronson board member Cameron Asbell said he wasn't ready.

  • School Board suspends two

    At the May 19 meeting of Levy County School Board, Superintendent Robert Hastings asked the board to suspend without pay Chiefland Elementary School Head Custodian Danny Clark for dishonesty, insubordination and non-performance of job duties until the next meeting, when he would recommend Clark's termination. At that time, Chiefland member Paige Brookins asked that the action be tabled until Tuesday's meeting to allow for review; her motion passed.

  • School budget discussed

    The school district budget and the security of teacher positions was again top in everyone's mind at Tuesday's meeting of the Levy County School Board. In a non-agenda item early in the meeting, Levy County Education Association President Cindy Roach asked the board why, if the coming year's budget was only 1.09 percent less than last year's, the district had not moved to rehire some of the 21 veteran teachers who recently lost their jobs due to budget cuts.

  • Graduation held at Bronson

    Graduation seems so long in coming, but when it comes, it comes like a fast train. Bronson High School Salutatorian Christine Schroeder alluded to the slow suddenness of it all when she admitted, laughing, that she had just finished writing her speech that morning.

  • FCAT results in

    FCAT results are in and they're a mixed bag, to say the least. Levy County School Board saw a report by Director of Secondary Education Patrick Wnek on the schools' grade-by-grade results in each subject, plus comparisons to state numbers, and a lead-in to the county's Deep FRI training for enhanced reading instruction.

  • Chiefland Elementary student honored

    Chiefland Elementary student Cheyenne Walker was recognized at Tuesday's meeting of the Levy County School Board for her outstanding fund-raising effort on behalf of March of Dimes March for Babies. Walker personally raised $1,251 of the $6,690 total raised by CES students in this year's Walkmania. Carol Jones, the district's School-to-Work coordinator, introduced the award in light of her own dedication to March of Dimes.