Archive for February, 2016

Legislators are boarding a ‘Chartered Train’ Wreck

Legislators are boarding a ‘Chartered Train’ Wreck Thank you Citrus County Chronicle Editorial Board for their excellent editorial published on Saturday, February 27th, 2016, ‘Local Public Money Belongs In Local Public Schools‘, on how the Florida Legislature is again going to great lengths to promote private charter school expansion and who will financially benefit.  No […]

Why even have Legislation Education Committees?

Why even have Legislation Education Committees? For the second time in two years the legislature is circumventing the Senate’s Education Committee Last week Chairman of the Senate Education Committee, Senator John Legg shared that the Education Committee had completed its work for the 2016 session and baring any directions required from Leadership the Senate Education […]

Former Teacher, now board member, ‘gets it’

Former Teacher, now board member, ‘gets it’ “I never gave up on him even when he doubted himself” The Honorable Becki Couch and I were first elected the same year (2010) and began our school board training together. Over the years Ms. Couch and I would often chat at Florida School Board Association trainings and […]

Plan to attend these Family Universities

Plan to attend these Family Universities Don’t miss these great Family Universities! March 3rd – Pleasant Grove Elementary March 15th – Lecanto Middle School April 5th – Crystal River Middle School 6:00-6:30pm – PIZZA! 6:30-7:30pm – Informational ‘Hands-on’ session

Senate Education Committee adjourns

Senate Education Committee adjourns Today Chairman Senator John Legg has adjourned the Senate Educational Committee for the 2016 session. I am not disappointed that he adjourned the committee.  By adjourning some education bills I felt were NOT in the best interest of students and local school districts will die. These include; (SB 1002) a bill […]

Presidents’ Day

Presidents’ Day Happy Presidents’ Day a.k.a. Washington’s Birthday Today we celebrate our United States Presidents. Presidents’ Day is an American holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February. Originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, it is still officially called “Washington’s Birthday” by the federal government. Presidents’ Day is now popularly viewed […]