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Feb 16, 2024

Santa Rosa students given chance to explore career pathways at district expos

Throughout February, Santa Rosa District Schools held three different career expos across the county for students and families to explore opportunities in various career fields.

February is CTE month, which recognizes the importance of career and technical education in schools around the nation. In Florida, CTE programs are a growing trend.


Feb 9, 2024

Fourth graders in Michelle Tucker’s class learning financial literacy, business skills

Understanding how to handle your finances can be a game changer in your life. According to the University of Kansas, financial wellbeing, which is often tied to financial literacy, can be a determinant of one’s health. Generally, the worse off financially, the worse health wise.

Feb 8, 2024

East Bay K8 students learn about drug dangers with familiar face

In addition to combating drugs in the community through law enforcement, the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office is taking the fight to the elementary school level.

Feb 7, 2024

Working without contract since October, Santa Rosa teachers still at negotiating table with district

Santa Rosa Professional Educators (SRPE), the union representing teachers and other instructional staff in Santa Rosa County schools, has been at the negotiating table with Santa Rosa District Schools for the past five and a half months trying to agree to terms for a contract for the 2023-24 school year. The two sides have been through eight negotiation sessions with no end in sight. One of the most recent sessions was held Jan. 18.

Feb 5, 2024

School buses crash on Highway 98 near Sunrise Drive

A bus bound for West Navarre Primary School Monday morning, Feb. 5, didn’t make it to its destination. Instead, the bus, filled with 24 kindergarteners, first graders and second graders were involved in a collision with another school bus, which had no children in it at the time. The crash left the buses and the children stuck on the side of Highway 98 for over half an hour. The incident occurred around 8 a.m. near the intersection of Highway 98 and Sunrise Drive in Navarre.

Feb 4, 2024

School board looks at new and revised policies

The Santa Rosa County School Board reviewed school district policies for 2024 during their Jan. 16 meeting. The policies pertain to everything from internet safety to school volunteers to the administration of medication. Every policy change was approved.

Feb 3, 2024

‘To serve and not to be served’

With limited budgets and resources available to schools, volunteers play a crucial role in allowing teachers and other faculty to focus on providing students with a quality education. Each year, Santa Rosa District Schools names their volunteers of the year for the whole district.

Feb 2, 2024

Navarre High Principal Kasie Windfelder wins Florida Innovative Principal of the Year

Congratulations to Navarre High School Principal, Kasie Windfelder, Florida’s Innovative Principal of the Year. The Florida Council of Instructional Technology Leaders presented the prestigious Instructional Technology Leadership Award Jan. 24 at their annual conference in Orlando, Florida.

Jan 29, 2024

Central’s Bennett named district Teacher of the Year

Each year, Santa Rosa District Schools gather members of the school board, Santa Rosa Education Foundation and the community together to surprise the pick for Santa Rosa Teacher of the Year. This year, the group ventured to Allentown to announce Christal Bennett, Central School’s band teacher, as the district’s best.

Jan 24, 2024

Santa Rosa District Schools increases graduation rate for 2022-23

Santa Rosa County District Schools is proud to announce a substantial increase in its graduation rate, reaching an impressive 90.4% for the 2022-23 school year. This marks a remarkable 4.4% surge since 2017, showcasing the commitment and diligence of both students and the dedicated educational community.
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