TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida state education officials on Monday began to make good on threats to withhold funding from local school districts that defied Gov. Ron DeSantis' ban on mask mandates, despite a circuit judge last week ruling the ban unconstitutional.
School districts in Florida may impose mask mandates, a judge said Friday, ruling that Gov. Ron DeSantis overstepped his authority by issuing an executive order banning the mandates.
Opinion: As our state legislature discusses the topic of early childhood education, we have heard concerns about what might be taught at such a young age. Students are taught how to work together with others in a structured and supportive environment.
As COVID-19 case numbers continue to drop in the Magic Valley, some school districts are reconsidering their face covering policies. But health officials say it is too soon to drop mask requirements in schools.
BUHL — The Buhl School District may have found a new superintendent.
After a lengthy discussion about changing the district's attendance schedule, the Jerome School District Board of Trustees decided to maintain the status quo. At least for now.
Following their winter break, students in the Buhl School District will return to a normal schedule of five in-person days each week.
Students in Twin Falls School District will stay in a hybrid in-person and online schedule despite the public health district moving the region into the red high-risk category for COVID-19 spread.
"The Twin Falls School District has a school board that functions as a united team and understands that working together, with collaboration from educators and the community, is the best way to lead during our current crisis."
No state checklist. No 100-page plan with diagrams of where to position each desk. No advance approval from public health districts required.
ATLANTIC CITY — When the Atlantic City school board’s $198.6 million budget was voted down in May because some members were concerned about the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic on state aid, the county superintendent stepped in and pushed the budget through anyway to meet the May 14 deadline.
The Blaine County School district is canceling a nearly 20-year running dual immersion program at one of its elementary schools, citing challenges finding qualified bilingual teachers.
ABSECON — One year before his contract was set to expire, the city’s Board of Education unanimously approved a new, five-year contract for Superintendent Dan Dooley.
Throughout New Jersey, educators, parents and school boards are wondering just what school will look like in September as the state remains under a public health emergency due to COVID-19.
ATLANTIC CITY — After 27 years in the district, Superintendent Barry Caldwell announced he plans to retire at the end of his contract next year during Tuesday’s school board meeting.
PLEASANTVILLE — City taxpayers will see a bump in their school tax bills next year as the Board of Education approved a $94 million budget for next year with no reductions in staff for the first time in three years.
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP — In a split vote, the township Board of Education on Tuesday approved a $152 million budget, raising the tax levy to the 2% state-imposed cap and implementing full-day kindergarten for next year.
VENTNOR — The Ventnor Board of School Estimates will consider a $22.7 million budget next week, including about $400,000 in cuts, to make up for a $1 million tuition increase to send students to Atlantic City High School.
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, school sporting events have been postponed, fans banned, school plays and class trips canceled, and outsiders told to stay off school campuses.
The Twin Falls School District is considering changing elementary school attendance zones, potentially shifting which schools many students attend. See the map here.
Newcomers Anthony Avelar and Heidi Casdorph are vying for a spot on the Twin Falls School Board.