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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

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

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: 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

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

New principal for McIntosh Middle School

Apr 26, 2012 • Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Prior to leading Phoenix Academy, a school for students who struggle in regular schools, Moore was an assistant principal at Riverview High School in Sarasota and at Manatee and Palmetto high schools in Manatee County. Her qualifications include a ... More

Booker High School Has a New Principal

May 6, 2011 • Patch.com
The Sarasota County School District announced today that principal Rachel Shelley has been selected as the new principal of . She has been principal at Phoenix Academy since 2007 and served as assistant principal there for two years. Shelley will be ... 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

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