Archive for November, 2011

Citrus Out Scores on SAT test!

SAT Test

Citrus Out Scores on SAT test! Citrus County high schools SAT scores are in and Citrus scored higher in all three areas of Math, Reading and Writing then both the state of Florida and the USA national average.  In addition Citrus outscored nearly all of its adjacent and sister counties as well. (see graph below) The […]

Recap of Budget Workshop 11/15/2011-Part 2: Electronics in Classrooms

Technology in the Classroom

Recap of Budget Workshop 11/15/2011-Part 2: Electronics in Classrooms “Are we preparing students for our age or for theirs?” At the November 15th School Board Workshop the Executive Staff along with School Board Attorney Wes Bradshaw provided the School Board with information about social media, emerging technologies and the newly installed student wireless network that […]

Recap of Workshop & Organizational School Board Meeting – Nov 22, 2011

School Board Recap!

Recap of Workshop & Organizational  School Board Meeting – Nov 22, 2011 Florida Statute requires that an annual Organizational Meeting of the Citrus County School Board must take place. This year the meeting was held on Tuesday, November 22, 2011.  The agenda for the meeting includes the election of the Chairperson and Vice Chairperson, approving […]

Recap of Budget Workshop 11/15/2011-Part 1: The Budget

School Budget

Recap of Budget Workshop 11/15/2011-Part 1: The Budget “Do we take the left arm or the right leg?” On Tuesday, November 15, 2011, the Executive staff provided the School Board with the survey and recommendations from the District Budget Committee.  This committee was made up of a cross section of representatives from all the various […]

Farm City Week 2011

LHS FFA Students 2011

Farm City Week 2011 I had the opportunity of attending the Citrus Farm Bureau’s breakfast to celebrate Farm City Week at the Citrus Cattleman’s Educational Building in Floral City.  The event was attended by local farmers, business people, election officials and students from the Future Farmers of America. The guest speaker was Dr. J. Stacy […]

One Year Later

Nov 2010-Nov 2011

One Year Later “What a difference a year can make” A year ago today, on November 16th, 2010 I was sworn into office as a Citrus County School Board Member for District 1.  It has been one of the most fulfilling works I have done outside of being a father and husband. Over the year […]