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Feb 25, 2021

School quarantine measures ease slightly, parents still angry

Slight revisions have been made to ease the process for students returning to school after being quarantined for a school-based COVID exposure, according to Santa Rosa Superintendent of Schools Karen Barber.

She told the school board Thursday night that students can now return to school with a negative COVID PCR test at Day 8.


Feb 23, 2021

Proposed rezoning will move students in six south-end schools

On March 9, parents will have a chance to tell the Santa Rosa County School Board what they think about the proposed changes to school zones in the south end of the county.

Assistant Superintendent for Administrative Services Joey Harrell can’t predict exactly what parents will say about the plan he and his staff have worked on for months.


Feb 16, 2021

New school, new principal

The Santa Rosa County School Board approved the appointment of Beth Mosley as the first principal of East Bay K-8, the district’s newest school. Here’s what she had to say about her new assignment.

Feb 9, 2021

Creative teachers + math problems = food drive

Students at Holley-Navarre Intermediate School, under the direction of teachers Elizabeth Baer and Amanda Nelms, recently collected and donated 378 pounds of canned food to the Manna Food Pantry in Pensacola.

The food pantry has a great need right now due to the effects of COVID-19 and Hurricane Sally.


Feb 8, 2021

Navarre-area schools get new leaders

The Santa Rosa School Board unanimously approved new leadership appointments for Holley-Navarre Intermediate School, Holley-Navarre Primary School and East Bay K-8, which will open this fall.

Feb 5, 2021

UWF’s online programs receive high rankings

The University of West Florida ranked among the best in the nation in the prestigious 2021 U.S. News & World Report Best Online College rankings.

Jan 29, 2021

Scott named Santa Rosa County Teacher of the Year

Santa Rosa Superintendent of Schools Dr. Karen Barber, Santa Rosa School Board Members, and members of the Santa Rosa Education Foundation announced Annie Scott as the Santa Rosa Teacher of the Year 2022 during a surprise visit to her classroom this morning.

Jan 27, 2021

Celebrating Literacy Week

Santa Rosa County School District Celebrated Literacy Week this week, with activities ranging from career and crazy hat days, to having special guests in to read to children and much more. The theme of the week is Humanity tells a story: What’s YOUR Chapter?

Jan 22, 2021

Austin recognized for service to Navarre High

Sheriff’s Deputy Arthur Austin doesn’t expect recognition for his job as a school resource officer at Navarre High School.

Still, to be recognized by those he serves means something to him.


Jan 20, 2021

Superintendent names new West Navarre principal

Santa Rosa School District Superintendent Karen Barber has named a new principal for West Navarre Elementary School.
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