The seats were filled for the Levy County School Board’s March 8 meeting in anticipation of Superintendent Bob Hastings’ recommendation on the suspension of Lillie Law.
However, they had to wait because the meeting got off to a late start of 6:30 — delayed by the expulsion hearings that ran longer than scheduled.
The school board unanimously accepted a staff recommended revision of the “Approved Field Trip List” to allow students to go on field trips to theme parks, but with conditions.
School Superintendent Bob Hastings took the occasion of the March 8 Levy County School Board meeting to praise the 600-plus employees for adjusting so well to the new Skyward data entry system that allows teachers, parents and students to access information about student performance on-line.
Some of the features include not only grades, but attendance, athletic eligibility and health records.
Hastings went on to also praise Director of Finance, Bob Clemons and his team for their “tremendous efforts.”
March is Florida Archaeology Month sponsored by the Florida Anthropological Society and its partners that protect archaeological sites throughout the state. Each year the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge hosts walks at its Shell Mound site made famous by the spectacular collection of pottery in Bradenton’s South Florida Museum.
The last of two Ranger-led walks at Shell Mound is 10 a.m. March 25. Meet the Ranger in the small parking area next to the Shell Mound Trailhead to learn the history of the mound, its native people and native plants.
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The Rev. Lloyd McClelland will be the guest pastor at First United Methodist Church in Chiefland on March 20 at the 10:15 morning worship service. A short reception will follow to allow former friends to visit with him. He was pastor in Chiefland from 1977 to 1980. This continues the year-long celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Methodist Church in Chiefland.