Archive for October, 2016

Legislature No Longer Funding School Advisory Councils

Legislature No Longer Funding School Advisory Councils By Thomas Kennedy This column originally ran in the Citrus County Chronicle on Sunday, October 30, 2016 This Florida Legislature has nearly “put the nail into the coffin” of School Advisory Councils by no longer funding them and with it potentially taking away an essential voice: the voice […]

Three Cheers for CCEF!!!

Three Cheers for CCEF!!! Mini Grants selection process underway I had the opportunity late Wednesday to pop into the Citrus County Education Foundation teacher mini grant meeting.  The CCEF will give over $90,000 in mini grants for the classroom and in January will give another $10,000. The CCEF teacher classroom Mini Grants are a vital […]

Education Foundation Coupons For Classrooms Campaign

Education Foundation Coupons For Classrooms Campaign Last year’s Citrus County Education Foundation ‘Coupons For Classrooms’ campaign raised over $50,000 whihc went directly back into the classroom their the CCEF Mini Grants program. The CCEF is currently selling the “Coupons For Classrooms” coupon books through 10/22/16. The books are available through all school sites and also […]

Royal Unity Walk

Royal Unity Walk Walk against Bullying Join us on Wednesday, October 19 at 4 PM-5:30 PM at the The Old Courthouse, Inverness for the second annual Citrus County’s Unity Day ans Walk to “Take a stand against bullying!” This year will honor Sheriff Phil Royal and we will be joined by Mrs. Royal. Don’t forget […]

CCEF partners for low cost Internet for students

CCEF partners for low cost Internet for students Did you know about $9.95/mouth Internet Service? Recently the Citrus County Education Foundation announced that it was partnering with CenturyLink, to provide secondary students with lowest cost internet service at their home.  Shaunda Burdette, Executive Director for the CCEF shared that the Internet service rate would cost […]

Citrus County Public Schools closed Friday due to Hurricane Matthew

Schools Closed Friday Citrus County Public Schools closed Friday due to Hurricane Matthew. It is projected that there will be 40 mph winds and gusts 55-70 mph strong winds. Superintendent Sandra “Sam” Himmel shared that Lecanto Primary School will be opening Thursday afternoon as a shelter. The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office said that Citrus is […]