school funding

What does it take to build a new school?

What does it take to build a new school?

During hearings on redistricting Gulf Breeze and Midway elementary schools, parents called the school board to task April 11. They questioned how the district got to a point where 10 schools are over their capacity numbers, requiring placement of portables and reshuffling of students. Read the full article in the April 18 issue of Navarre […]

Fun Run unique way to raise money for school

Fun Run unique way to raise money for school

Rain and clouds didn’t damper the spirit of more than 800 students at Holley-Navarre Intermediate School Thursday morning. Energetic children, all wearing bright smiles and brimming with excitement, stayed active for nearly an hour as they took part in Boosterthon’s Fun Run, which promotes fitness, leadership and character and puts the fun in fundraiser. Read […]

Record school funding? Local taxpayers bear load

Record school funding? Local taxpayers bear load

This editorial published in the Orlando Sentinel on Oct. 17, 2015   Tallahassee wants to provide “historic” school spending by continuing to play Tallahassee’s trick on taxpayers. You might think that Florida’s system of financing education is simple: Your property taxes pay for the schools in your county. It’s not that simple. Local taxes pay […]