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School board approves elementary school redistricting

School board approves elementary school redistricting

Roughly 105 Oriole Beach Elementary School students will be attending Gulf Breeze Elementary next school year. The School Board voted Thursday night to redistrict the schools during a public hearing in Milton. The change was prompted by schools reaching and exceeding their capacities due to rapid growth rates in the areas. Three elementary schools in […]

Constitution Revision Commission: Proposals to watch

Constitution Revision Commission: Proposals to watch

Proposals currently under consideration by the Constitution Revision Commission have been whittled down from hundreds to 37. If approved by the CRC, the proposed changes will go before Florida voters in November. Here are some of the key proposals: Read the full article in the Feb. 22 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view […]

County wrestles with burgeoning classroom needs

County wrestles with burgeoning classroom needs

Santa Rosa County education leaders may soon be calculating the distance between Navarre and Vancouver, British Columbia. The answer isn’t part of a geography test, but rather a measurement that might be used to illustrate how far county school buses carry students every day. That’s to prove to the Florida Department of Education that while […]

School district earns historic increase

School district earns historic increase

After decades of being at or near the bottom in per pupil funding from the state, the Santa Rosa County School District will receive historic funding increases in 2016, according to Sen. Don Gaetz (R-Niceville). The district will receive $8,239,180 in additional revenues next year for a total of $181,014,246 to support the 26,000 students […]

School board candidates seek 50 percent plus

School board candidates seek 50 percent plus

A crowded field for Santa Rosa County School Board District 3 may mean that two candidates seeking the job might have another two months or so on the campaign trail after the Aug. 26 primary. “In non-partisan races, a candidate must get 50 percent of the vote plus one in order to be declared the winner,” Villane said. “If no candidate receives enough […]

Candidates speak in Gulf Breeze

Candidates speak in Gulf Breeze

The Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce and United Peninsula Association hosted a candidate forum Aug. 11 that included invites to all statewide candidates, as well as candidates for Congress, the Florida House of Representatives, Circuit Judge and Santa Rosa County Commission and School Board. “There are so many more races on the ballot than county […]

Fourth candidate enters school board district 3 race

Fourth candidate enters school board district 3 race

Fuchsia Ann Parris Spann filed March 17 as a candidate for Santa Rosa County School Board District 3 Representative. Spann, a real estate agent at Century 21 Island View Realty in Navarre,  is now the fourth candidate vying for the district 3 representative seat.  She is the third candidate to enter the school board race since […]