Archive for February, 2011

ChronicleOnline: Feeding children a backpack at a time

Feeding children a backpack at a time By Nancy Kennedy Friday, February 25, 2011 Last year, 55 students at Hernando Elementary School were trailblazers. In a pilot program based on eligibility for free or reduced lunches, each Friday students picked up a backpack filled with food for the weekend. As a result, those participating in […]

School Board ‘Traveling’ Workshop Review

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School Board ‘Traveling’ Workshop Review Tuesday morning our school board workshop began a little differently.  Board Members and Superintendant Himmel met in the Multipurpose “Theater” room at Crystal River Middle School.  Chairman Murray opened the meeting.   ( So that you understand school board members like other public officials must operate in the ‘Sunshine’ meaning under Florida Sunshine […]

Did You Know ??????? (video)

“I was shown the video at my recent FSBA workshop and wanted to share it with you.” ~Thomas Did You Know ????????

ChronicleOnline: School board heads back to schools

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“Come join us and learn more about our schools and programs”. ~Thomas ChronicleOnline: School board heads back to schools In lieu of regular meeting, board members will peek at programs, construction By Cheri Harris Monday, February 21, 2011 at 12:00 am Citrus County School Board members are taking a field trip. In lieu of meeting […]

ChronicleOnline [Editorial]: Consider the school board’s fee concerns 02/19/11

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“Thank you to the Chronicle Editorial Board.” ~Thomas Consider the school board’s fee concerns 02/19/11 THE ISSUE: School impact fee rate. CHRONICLE EDITORIAL OPINION: Commission’s view is shortsighted. Last May, county commissioners voted to reduce the transportation impact fee to zero until the end of 2010 to create a window of opportunity for encouraging new […]

ChronicleOnline [Editorial]: Schools, not government, should plan kids’ meals

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“Kudos to Citrus County School District Food and Nutrition Services staff and Director Roy Pistone!” ~Thomas Schools, not government, should plan kids’ meals Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 12:00 am THE ISSUE: Healthy eating. CHRONICLE EDITORIAL OPINION: Teaching the lifestyle important. Bye-bye mystery meat and hello healthy choices. Citrus County School District Food and Nutrition […]