The Santa Rosa County School Board is exploring the idea of holding some of its monthly meetings in the south end of the county. At its regular meeting last Tuesday, the board gave the go-ahead to school district staff to explore the idea of retrofitting the Woodlawn Beach Middle School cafeteria to be able […]
Amid calls for metal detectors and bulletproof glass on school campuses, one Navarre High School student has a simpler, and possibly cheaper, safety measure to add to the debate: identification cards. NHS senior Katelynn Joyner, 17, addressed the Santa Rosa County School Board with her idea Thursday evening. Read the full article in the April […]
Conceptual designs for a new school in Navarre to relieve crowding at the existing schools have been revealed, but funding may be a problem. The school, which was approved by the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) last year, would be located directly west of Elkhart Drive south of East Bay Boulevard. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view […]
The City of Gulf Breeze’s proposed sale of part of Tiger Point Golf Club to the Santa Rosa County School District may be a better deal for Superintendent Tim Wyrosdick’s organization than either side realized. In fact, the results of a new appraisal received by the City of Gulf Breeze this week indicates that the […]
Santa Rosa County school bus riders will be all be riding to school in brand-new buses starting next school year after the school board voted to contract with a new transportation vendor. Student Transportation Inc., doing business in the U.S. and Canada as Student Transportation of America (STA), was selected over longtime school district […]
Challenges by some Gulf Breeze City Council members over delays in their requests for specifics about the municipality’s mounting legal fees are putting Mayor Matt Dannheisser on the political hot seat. In fact, in a city where unopposed candidates are the norm, three of Dannheisser’s colleagues on the council are thinking of running against him […]
In a deal that isn’t perfect for either side, the Santa Rosa County School Board agreed Thursday to buy part of Tiger Point Golf Club from the City of Gulf Breeze for $1.9 million. The panel’s 5-0 vote came over the objections of a half-dozen homeowners in the Tiger Point area who warned about the […]
On Valentine’s Day, 17 lives were lost in a horrific act of violence. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, became the center of national attention as the story of yet another mass shooting played out. Read the full article in the Mar. 15 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. […]
Four votes among a thousand is a slim margin, but it was enough to secure Santa Rosa Professional Educators’ spot as the bargaining unit for teachers in Santa Rosa County for another three years. The current union, which negotiates the contract and compensation of the school district’s nearly 2,000 teachers, was victorious over the newly […]
Even as talk of a new school in Navarre turns to action, a new high school facility could still be a decade away despite near maximum capacity projections, Superintendent Tim Wyrosdick said. Wyrosdick presented the student population growth and capacity data to the Navarre Area Board of Realtors July 12 during their monthly luncheon at […]
As the first day of school approaches, negotiations of the master contract for compensation of Santa Rosa teachers and educational support staff continues — but progress was made July 10 toward a resolution. The special magistrate called in to resolve a four-month impasse between the Santa Rosa Professional Educators (SRPE) teacher and staff union and […]
Amid stalemated arguments over teacher salary increases in the Santa Rosa School District, a new union wants to take over future negotiations. The Santa Rosa Education Association (SREA) has renewed its application with the state’s Public Employees Relations Commission (PERC) to represent roughly 125 of the school district’s 1,900 teachers. Read the full article in […]
In a show of support for Santa Rosa School District, voters passed the continuance of the one-half cent sales tax for 10 years beginning Jan. 1, 2019. The funds are designated for construction of new school district facilities, renovations to existing schools, land acquisition and improvements, and the upgrading and equipping of school district facilities […]
A plan to extend the school day by 30 minutes next year has been put on hold because of negative reaction from teachers, Santa Rosa school Superintendent Tim Wyrosdick says. Read the full article in the March 16 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.
Santa Rosa County’s first teacher recruitment event drew more than 480 potential candidates and garnered even more on a waiting list to fill openings in Santa Rosa schools. Read the full article in the March 16 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.
Newly appointed District 2 School Board Member Buddy Hinote took the oath of office Thursday, Nov. 17, in front of a crowd of students, school personnel, family and community members. He steps into a seat that has been held by the same man since 1992, previous member Hugh Winkles. Earlier in the day, the board […]
On Friday, the Florida Department of Education issued grades for schools and districts based on the Florida Standards Assessment test scoring. The Santa Rosa County School District placed fourth overall in the state, and all of Navarre schools were ‘A’ rated. Read the full article in the Feb. 18 issue of Navarre Press. Click HERE […]
Jim Wendel was once asked by former principal Bill Emerson what an ideal building for a construction academy would look like if he could have one on the campus of Navarre High School. “I drew a sketch on a napkin,” said Wendel, who has taught at Navarre High School for 14 years. The sketch is […]
On Oct. 23 signs were placed in each school of Santa Rosa County that read, “Students are invited to stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag of our country, but they are not required to do so.” Santa Rosa County Director of Middle Schools David Gunter says the signs were in […]
Four Northwest Florida school districts serving military-related students will receive millions more in state aid next year, thanks to a budget initiative by Sen. Don Gaetz (R-Niceville) and Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fort Walton Beach). The special funding was included in the budget approved by Gov. Rick Scott. The “military-connected student supplement” is part of a […]
The Santa Rosa County School Board did something unusual on April 23 – it voted against a recommendation by Superintendent Tim Wyrosdick. In a 3-2 vote, the board opposed his proposed rezoning of nine Pace area schools. It was a rare move, according to Rhonda Chavers, president of Santa Rosa Professional Educators, the district’s teachers’ […]
The Santa Rosa County School District will eliminate the district-developed Local End of Course Exams, according to an email from Superintendent Tim Wyrosdick. Wyrosdick said House Bill 7069, which addresses educational accountability, passed in April and provides school districts with some flexibility for implementation of Local End of Course Exams. “As you are aware, I […]
This event was October 3, 2014. To go directly to the video, click here.