School Board Meeting Recap for October 2015

School Board Meeting Recap for October 2015

A time to celebrate

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015 the Citrus County School Board met for our October Regular Meeting. During the meeting the Board approved over $80,500.00 in donations to our students and students. We cannot thank our community enough for the generous contributions made for our students.

One of the best parts of our board meetings is the Superintendent honoring the community through the “Superintendent Himmel’s ‘Making A Difference Award’”. During the meeting five individuals or organizations were honored including; Rotarian Ray Darling, Teacher Amanda Mathieu, Inverness Kiwanis, Citrus County Blessings, and the Citrus County Educational Foundation.

During the meeting the School Board also approved a Proclamation honoring the Anti-Drug Coalition’s ‘Red Ribbon Week’, from October 23rd through October 30th, 2015.

12165256_1193329627347105_521283654_oRay Darling is a Rotarian and founder of the Rotary Upward Bound quarterly student Award Program. Follow this link to learn more about Mr. Darling;

12105978_10153557358991259_6343916573966427195_nAmanda Mathieu is a teacher at Lecanto High School who was honored for being selected this year to take part in the State Teacher Artist Residencies by the Florida Alliance for Arts Education.

12079570_10153557361576259_2582012808540272552_nInverness Kiwanis was honored for their tremendous generosity over the years in providing a Chicken Dinner Competition between our high schools with 100% of all funds received going directly to the schools. This year alone over $10,000 were donated to the schools.

12079681_10153557362966259_5037930400870247853_nCitrus County Blessings was honored for the great work feeding over 1,050 students in Citrus County for the 2 ½ days of each weekend during the school year. For more information on Citrus County Blessings visit:

12109055_10153557367281259_1912487354060511013_nCitrus County Educational Foundation is the largest donating contributor to Citrus County Schools. They raised over $412,000.00 for 2014-2015 year. There are numerus programs in our schools and classrooms that could not exist if not for the CCEF. For more information on Citrus County Educational Foundation visit:

Red Ribbon Week Proclamation— Citrus County Schools will be hosting wonderful awareness activities throughout the week showing drug free living. These activates are supported by Anti-Drug Coalition, School Resource Officers, teachers and SADD Clubs. For more information on Anti-Drug Coalition visit:


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