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Sep 5, 2023

A look at Santa Rosa District Schools’ student transportation

With Santa Rosa County schools back in session, there is more school bus traffic on the road. Around 16,000 students are being transported daily across 174 bus routes across the district.

Aug 31, 2023

School district responds to graffiti at Navarre High School

On Aug. 30 and 31, Navarre High School saw extra security on campus after graffiti was found in a bathroom at the school Tuesday, Aug. 29. According to school district public information officer Dr. Tonya Shepherd, the bathroom graffiti indicated students shouldn’t attend school Aug. 30 or 31. No threat of school violence was made but an investigation began immediately following the discovery of the graffiti.

Aug 30, 2023

UWF students explore the human body with new high-tech virtual dissection tables

The University of West Florida Usha Kundu, MD College of Health has acquired three technologically advanced anatomy visualization and virtual dissection tables, enhancing learning experiences for anatomy and physiology, nursing and athletic training students.

Aug 28, 2023

Afterschool educational program engages NWFL children in coding

On Aug. 26, Code Ninjas, an international afterschool learning center franchise with a focus on coding, held a grand opening for their Pensacola center. The center has actually been open since March 2023.

Aug 23, 2023

Board of Education approves rules for college restrooms, school safety at meeting

On Wednesday, Aug. 23, the State Board of Education unanimously approved rules with the aim of bolstering protections for students in Florida schools. These rules implement legislation signed this year by Governor Ron DeSantis meant to ensure student safety and preserve the innocence of children.

Aug 22, 2023

Escambia school board seeks to end book lawsuit

(By Jim Saunders) The Escambia County School Board on Monday urged a federal judge to toss out a lawsuit filed by authors, a publishing company, parents and a non-profit organization challenging the removal or restriction of books in school libraries.

Aug 21, 2023

Classroom library availability different school to school, says Santa Rosa District Schools

There are several hundreds of thousands of books in Santa Rosa District Schools, according to Ruth Witter, the district’s coordinator of libraries. Over the past year, the school district has been working to review and vet books available to students in accordance with several laws passed in the past two years by the Florida state legislature.

Aug 11, 2023

Navarre High students show artistry with painted parking spaces

Several Navarre High students braved the heat of summer to paint their parking spaces before school started Aug. 10.

Aug 1, 2023

Guillory ready for role as NJROTC instructor at Navarre

Master Gunnery Sergeant Tiffany Guillory remembers being an NJROTC cadet and listening to recruiters give their pitches one day. The marine recruiter was off on his own in the classroom and Guillory and took a walk over to him with a few of her friends.

Jul 18, 2023

Back to school sales tax holiday starts July 24

Florida’s 2023-2024 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday is almost here! From Monday, July 24, to Sunday, Aug. 6, 2023, consumers can purchase qualifying back-to-school supplies exempt from tax. A second sales tax exemption period will begin Monday, Jan. 1, 2024, and extend through Sunday, Jan. 14, 2024.
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