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It's time for Alachua County and the city of Gainesville to get serious about saving taxpayers by consolidating services. Step one should be their fire-rescue departments. Cheer: County commissioners, for unanimously voting Tuesday to formally ask the City Commission to resume discussions about a ...
Ruiz came to Florida expecting to attend a local public school, but was denied by two schools in Miami-Dade County. The first ... Alachua County Public Schools received 76 students from Puerto Rico and eight students from the U.S. Virgin Islands since Hurricane Maria made landfall, according to ACPS ...

Atharva Pathak and Jake Frazer, eighth-graders at Lincoln Middle School, earned perfect scores on the American Mathematics Competition exam. Two Lincoln Middle School students earned perfect scores on a national math exam, Alachua County Public Schools announced Wednesday. Atharva Pathak ...
UF assistant professor Hector Hugo Sandoval Gutierrez combed through data from the 98-page document to an audience that included Mayor Lauren Poe, UF President Kent Fuchs, city and county commissioners, Alachua County Public Schools board members, the Alachua County Labor Coalition and ...
The five Alachua County Rural Collection Centers, Hazardous Waste Collection Center, Office of Waste Collection, and the Leveda Brown Environmental Park and Transfer Station is closed today and will reopen on Tuesday. * Alachua County Public Schools is closed today and Tuesday. Classes will ...
The school day just got longer for Alachua County Public School students — but only by seven minutes. On Tuesday, the district announced the school-day extension will last from Jan. 17 to June 1, a day before school lets out, to make up for the 600 minutes missed last week. The added time will make up ...

The district's overall four year graduation rate for 2017, was almost 83 percent. In 2016, the rate was about 78 percent. The increased rate also puts the district above the statewide graduation rate of 82 percent. The graduation rate for African American students in Alachua County, also rose to 68 percent.
For the seven high schools operated by Alachua County Public Schools, the graduation rate was 91 percent. The rate for P.K. Yonge, a K-12 school operated by the University of Florida, is reported separately, and its graduation rate was 98 percent. Six of the county's seven high schools saw improvements.
MAKEUP MINUTES: Alachua County schools extend their class days by seven minutes through the end of the year, to make up for time missed because of ... SCHOOL SAFETY: More than 100 registered sex offenders live within 1,000 feet of Collier County public schools, the Naples Daily News reports.
The families of Alachua County Public School students are being notified of the change through the district's automated phone, email and texting system. Schools will also be sending home letters with specific dismissal times for their students. The entire list of revised school times is available on the district's ...
Officials are adding seven minutes to each day, starting on January 17th through the end of the school year. Students lost ten hours of time in the classroom when schools were closed last week on Wednesday and Thursday, because of the weather. State law says that time has to be made up. The extra ...
Recently, the Alachua County public school district was identified as having the state's largest achievement gap between black and white students . ... around some effective strategies that can be employed to address the disparate outcomes students of different backgrounds face after exiting public schools.
They can be faxed to (352) 955-7990, or mailed to: Alachua County Public Schools, Zoning Office, 620 East University Avenue, Gainesville FL 32601. If the application is approved, the student will be assigned to the approved school, until completing the final grade at that school. Transportation to and from ...
Alachua County Public Schools: Closed Wednesday-Thursday, Jan. 3-4. Leon County Public Schools: Closed Wednesday, Jan. 3. Florida State University in Tallahassee: Campus will be closed Wednesday, Jan. 3, during the day but reopen after 5 p.m. Wednesday as conditions improve. The Florida State ...
This will make travel very hazardous or impossible,” the alert warned. “Plan on difficult travel conditions, including during the morning commute on Wednesday.” The winter weather forecast has prompted Alachua County Public Schools to cancel classes for Wednesday and Thursday, with classes resuming ...
Alachua County Public Schools will close Wednesday and Thursday and reopen Friday, spokesperson Jackie Johnson said. Students will possibly make up for the days on June 4th and 5th, according to a tweet from the school system. Alachua County said its government offices, the Alachua County ...
Tuesday afternoon, Alachua County Public Schools, the school district around Gainesville, announced it would shut down on Wednesday and Thursday. The district said it makes its decision to close down on a case-by-case basis, the Gainesville Sun reported. “Based on a weather advisory issued by the ...

(FOX 35 WOFL) - The Alachua County Schools tweeted out that Alachua County Public Schools and offices will be closed January 3rd and 4th. ... Based on a weather advisory issued by the National Weather Service at 3:16 pm today, Alachua County Public Schools and offices will closed Jan 3 & 4. They'll ...
Alachua County Public Schools will close Wednesday and Thursday, the district announced Tuesday, in response to a National Weather Service advisory. Jacksonville forecasters at the National Weather Service said wet roadways, especially bridges, could freeze late Wednesday and early Thursday in ...
The five Alachua County Rural Collection Centers, the Hazardous Waste Collection Center, the Office of Waste Collection, and The Leveda Brown Environmental Park and Transfer Station, will be closed on Monday. * Alachua County Public Schools are closed through Monday. Classes will resume on ...
With the help of a federal grant, researchers from around the country are updating an online tool for algebra students that will launch in Alachua County in January. On Jan. 16, about 20 Alachua County Public School teachers will receive an updated version of Algebra Nation, an online program that helps ...
The Hazardous Waste Collection Center and the Office of Waste Collection are closed today and Tuesday. The five Alachua County Rural Collection Centers and the Leveda Brown Environmental Park and Transfer Station are closed today. Alachua County Public Schools are closed through Monday, Jan.
With House Bill 7069's passage into law this summer, public schools in Florida must now earn passing grades or face closure or new management. After the bill became law, school ... Without it, more children in Hawthorne would have to bus to schools elsewhere in Alachua County. “I believe honestly they ...
To help with his efforts, Hayes-Santos said he hopes to partner with Alachua County Public Schools and the University of Florida, which he said has its own zero-waste efforts. He's also been working with Zero Waste Gainesville, a community group that was founded two and a half months ago and has the ...
Do commissioners really believe she deserves the honor of having a building named after her? The name of Alachua County Public Schools' Kirby Smith Administrative Building was changed because it was felt that he should no longer be honored by having a building named after him. The same needs to ...
Ford's story — that of a young black student feeling left behind in Alachua County's Public Schools system — is not unique. For the past three years, Alachua County has had the largest achievement gap between white and black students on state exams across all 67 Florida counties, a Florida Department ...
The study, commissioned by Alachua County, Alachua County Public Schools, the City of Gainesville, Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce, Santa Fe College, UF Health and the University of Florida — also known as the “Friendship 7” — follows repeated national studies and lists that peg Gainesville as ...
In Alachua County, students displaced from natural disasters, whether it be hurricanes or forest fires, are eligible for homeless education resources, secured by the federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. “We're completely aware that if a household is unsettled, it's difficult for the student to learn,” ...
Alachua County Public Schools students missed six days of class in September because of Hurricane Irma. Gov. Rick Scott canceled classes at all public schools Sept. 8, and Alachua County schools closed the following week as roadways were cleared and other damage from Irma — including flooding at ...
Program allows public school students to connect to music they can relate to and experience outside the classroom. It's an odd sight to see five elementary school students sitting at five drum sets in a row, hitting the drums and cymbals at exactly the same time, keeping the exact same beat. On Tuesday ...
Do commissioners really believe she deserves the honor of having a building named after her? The name of Alachua County Public Schools' Kirby Smith Administrative Building was changed because it was felt that he should no longer be honored by having a building named after him. The same needs to ...
... composting program is also a priority. To achieve these goals, and a number of others, Hayes-Santos is interested in creating an office of sustainability. The city may also partner with the University of Florida, Alachua County Public Schools and the newly formed community group Zero Waste Gainesville.
To help with his efforts, Hayes-Santos said he hopes to partner with Alachua County Public Schools and the University of Florida, which he said has its own zero-waste efforts. He's also been working with Zero Waste Gainesville, a community group that was founded two and a half months ago and has the ...
Ford's story — that of a young black student feeling left behind in Alachua County's Public Schools system — is not unique. For the past three years, Alachua County has had the largest achievement gap between white and black students on state exams across all 67 Florida counties, a Florida Department ...
The winter break for county Public Schools runs Dec. 20-Jan. 1. Kelly Kostamo, a partnership specialist at Partners in Education for Alachua County Public Schools, said community members, business partners and individuals are being asked to provide food and/or monetary donations, so that 800 food ...
The Alachua County Commission, our public schools, the city of Gainesville and other municipalities have already initiated some significant changes. Also, community organizations, including Gainesville For All, are exploring solutions and formulating proposals for change. The League looks forward to ...
For a major electric customer such as Alachua County Public Schools, the savings would be great news — if not for another part of the deal that ...
The five Alachua County Rural Collection Centers and the Leveda Brown ... Alachua County public schools are closed this week. Classes ...
“It did help,” said Jackie Johnson, Alachua County Public Schools spokeswoman, when asked if building Meadowbrook helped with ...
Many families rely on public school breakfast and lunch programs for daily ... Alachua County Public Schools provides a list of items as well as ...
High School Student Government Leaders Met With Residents And City Leaders To Talk About Public School Issues In Alachua County.
Some estimate 14,000 public school students are among the exodus. Alachua County Public Schools spokeswoman Jackie Johnson said 52 ...
Metcalfe Elementary serves 320 students, grades one through five, within Alachua County Public Schools and has been a staple within the ...
The former Buchholz High School principal who was transferred to the Alachua County Public Schools' transportation department after making ...
Five Alachua County high school bands received high ratings at a Florida ... on Saturday, according to Alachua County Public Schools.
A former Alachua County Public Schools teacher pleaded guilty to first-degree sexual abuse of a child Monday, according to the U.S. Attorney ...
Florida's public school teachers deserve to have their salaries raised to at ... Here in Alachua County such a minimum salary would represent a ...
... principal violated district ethical conduct standards and anti-harassment policies, according to an Alachua County Public Schools report.
Racioppi retired from Alachua County Public Schools three years ago after teaching government and economics and other social studies ...
Alachua County Public Schools spokesperson Jackie Johnson has confirmed to WCJB TV20 that Delucas will no longer be the principal at ...


 

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