Education

Chair, Vice Chair chosen in School Board Organizational meeting

by KATHRYN DENTATO

BROOKSVILLE, Fla, NOV. 19, 2019- 
School Superintendent John Stratton called the meeting to order, explaining that he was presiding over the meeting as the school board was selecting a new chair. He introduced each board member. Stratton asked for a moment of silence and led the pledge of allegiance. 

Item #4066 – Adoption of the Agenda. Stratton asked for a motion to adopt the agenda, which Gus Guadagnino made, and Jimmy Lodato seconded. The agenda was approved 5-0.

Raising school impact fee ordinance will be topic for public hearing

Superintendent John Stratton stated the school board’s case at the Nov. 19, 2019 Hernando Board of County Commissioners meeting for raising the school impact fees to $6352 from $2133 per new construction single family home.  Stratton said in the meeting that he’d be satisfied with 100 percent of the 2005 rate ($4,266 per new construction single family home).  After citizen comments had been heard by the commission on Nov.

Parent Academy of Hernando County Schools Hosts Fun and Educational STEAM Fest

When many of us we were in school, science and math may have been considered difficult and possibly even boring. However, for students in Hernando County these subjects are considered fun and interesting because of the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) program that is promoted here. 

Student representatives discuss strategies to improve the student experience

On Monday, October 28, 2019 student representatives from area schools met at Springstead High School to discuss important issues that they face. The representatives included fourth and fifth graders from each of the elementary schools, eighth graders from each middle school, students from the two K-8 schools and seniors from all of the high schools. Karen Jordan, Public Information Officer for Hernando County schools, school board members Kay Hatch and Linda Prescott were also in attendance.

UF/IFAS Extension Hernando County has a new meeting room and laboratory

by JULIE B. MAGLIO
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BROOKSVILLE, Fla.-- On Thursday October 10, University of Florida IFAS (Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences) Extension had an open house to celebrate the recent expansion of their facility located at 16110 Aviation Loop Dr, Brooksville, FL 34604.

They were able to acquire the additional space after AMskills, a manufacturing training program, moved out of the building.

7th Amendment Scholarship Opportunity

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More information about this great contest can be found here; https://www.helpinginjuredpeople.com/college-scholarship/.