Archive for March, 2017

HB 373 State continues to take away local control

HB 373 State continues to take away local control Worsens teacher shortage Recently the Chronicle Editorial Board referred to our past state legislature as “hypocrites”, and they did with good reason. They shared, “…Florida Legislature is constantly complaining that the federal government — was always trying to tell them what to do.” The Editorial Board […]

Commissioners Restore School Impact Fees

Commissioners Restore School Impact Fees THANK YOU COMMISSIONERS!!! 4-to-1 vote for students and school At Tuesday’s, March 14th, 2017, Citrus County Commission’s Special Board Meeting on Impact fees restoration, Commissioners heard from county departments, community stakeholders and Superintendent of Schools Sandra “Sam” Himmel and Citrus Schools Chief Finance Officer Ken Blocker. After Superintendent Himmel and […]

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Superintendent Sam Himmel to Children and Youth Cabinet

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Superintendent Sam Himmel to Children and Youth Cabinet Superintendent of Citrus County Schools, Sandra “Sam” Himmel is a child and student advocate.  Throughout her career as a teacher, school board member and superintendent, it is always apparent that kids are at the center of Sam’s focus. It is no surprise that […]

New Recess Bill marches through state legislature

New Recess Bill marches through state legislature Please stop blaming local School Boards, legislation created the problem For the last several legislative sessions, groups of parents around the state have asked state legislators to pass new laws to mandate “unrestricted recess time” for elementary students.  It was just a few years back that the state […]