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Oak Park South school in Venice to close

Jul 8, 2014 • Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Sarasota County Schools official Sonia Figaredo-Alberts said the school was shut down at the end of the 2013-14 year because it did not fit into the district's philosophy of mainstreaming students. Most of the Oak Park South students were elementary ... More

School board to ask feds for help with Lamarque

Jan 21, 2014 • Sarasota Herald-Tribune
14 letter to Tom Higginbotham, environmental health director from Florida Department of Health's Sarasota County office. "Our only immediate remedy is to allow those staff and students who are affected to transfer to other schools." Nine students have ... More

NEW: School Board decides to cut media specialists

Apr 16, 2013 • Sarasota Herald-Tribune
The Sarasota County School Board decided Tuesday to replace the 12 media specialists with aides at the district's high and middle schools for the 2013-14 year. The elementary media specialists had been axed in 2010 in an earlier round of cuts. The ... More

SFF: Students share their voices in Youth Screenwriters program

Apr 8, 2013 • Sarasota Herald-Tribune (blog)
They were among eight fresh scripts featured in Sarasota Film Festival's annual Youth Screenwriters Circle Live program at Florida Studio Theatre. The program provides an opportunity for students at Phoenix Academy and Sarasota County Technical ... More

NEW: Sheriff wants to remove officers from city schools

Mar 26, 2013 • Sarasota Herald-Tribune
That is why Sarasota County Schools Superintendent Lori White calls them one of the best ways to keep schools safe. But the question becomes, who should pay them? Sarasota County Sheriff Thomas Knight has told school officials he plans to remove the ... More

House's school budget raise won't stem cuts, educators say

Mar 29, 2013 • Sarasota Herald-Tribune (blog)
Schools will get a boost in the Florida House's $74.4 billion budget proposal, but local school leaders say the uptick will likely not be enough to derail previously announced budget cuts that follow years of funding shortages. ... increase for the ... More

NEW: Teacher aides wonder if they'll get bonuses, too

May 9, 2013 • Sarasota Herald-Tribune
They file paperwork, deal with unruly students and help with lessons, just like any teacher does. That is why some teacher aides say they feel left out on the verge of a $480 million plan to give bonuses to Florida teachers, assistant principals ... More

FCAT Scores Released For Sarasota Schools

May 18, 2012 • Patch.com
still ranks above its peers across the state even with the on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test writing portion. The state Department of Education released test results Friday ... It made a huge difference more so for charter schools in grades ... More

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