Santa Rosa County School System

STEAM celebrates successful second year

STEAM celebrates successful second year

As the second year of STEAM education in the Santa Rosa County school system comes to a close, Superintendent Tim Wyrosdick can say with confidence that the program has exceeded expectations. “We started this with goals to develop students who could facilitate, collaborate and be innovative,” Wyrosdick said. “It has far surpassed our expectations and […]

Middle schools get an upgrade

Middle schools get an upgrade

Middle-school students will be returning to updated kitchens and cafeterias this August thanks to a roughly $1 million renovation at Holley-Navarre and Gulf Breeze middle schools. The updates include new equipment, floors, ceilings, paint and LED lighting as well as an expansion of space. Holley-Navarre Middle School Assistant Principal Robert Trigg said feeding the schools […]

Santa Rosa schools outsourcing substitute teachers

Santa Rosa schools outsourcing substitute teachers

The cost of substitute teachers in the Santa Rosa County school system will rise an estimated 8.5 percent this year to $1.8 million, probably the largest annual increase ever, but officials say that could be a bargain. “I think when you look at everything, we got a phenomenal deal,” Judson Crane, the district’s purchasing manager, […]