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Oct. 23, 2018 Hernando County Regular School Board Meeting Run Down


The meeting opened honoring Mark Johnson and Beth Narverud for their service on the school board.  It was the final meeting of their elected terms.

Students from Deltona Elementary School led the Pledge of Allegiance and introduced themselves to the school board afterward. Superintendent John Stratton thanked the students and told them to wave during his visit planned for Nov. 7, 2018.  

Park users capped to reduce traffic on Weeki Wachee River

On October 25, 2018, Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Deputy Secretary of Land and Recreation, David Clark sent an email to Senator Wilton Simpson regarding the latest steps in reducing traffic on the Weeki Wachee River.  The following day, Clark’s office sent a directive to the park’s concessionaire Guest Services, Inc., doing business as Boating in Florida. The directive will cap the number of “users” that can enter the river from Boating in Florida at 280 per day, regardless the number of vessels.

Principal Gaustad retiring after a 31 year career in education

BROOKSVILLE – After 31 years in education, Hernando County School District (HCSD) principal Brent Gaustad has announced his retirement effective Wednesday, October 31st. With his current position as principal of Moton Elementary (MES), Gaustad caps off an accomplished career with 11 years as a school administrator in Hernando County and across multiple levels. As principal of D.S.

HCSO Alert: DUI Arrest Made in Detention Center Parking Lot

On 10-20-18 at just before 12:30 a.m., Detention Sergeant Brad Collito was conducting a security check along the outside perimeter of the Hernando County Detention Center when he observed a 2017 red Chevrolet Impala enter the parking lot.  

Sergeant Collito immediately noted that the driver was operating the vehicle in an erratic fashion while pulling into the lot.  After a few moments, the driver parked across two parking spaces.