SCHOOL BOARD SEEKS MEMBERS FOR TAX MILLAGE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE
January 27, 2015 MARION COUNTY
Marion County’s School Board is seeking legal residents of Marion County who want to be considered as members of a financial oversight committee reviewing a recently-approved one mill tax referendum.
The committee will verify funds collected, as a result of the additional millage approved by voters back in November, are appropriately allocated and spent.
Interested citizens should submit a letter of interest and a current resume including contact information. These can be sent to Brenda Flotkoetter, Administrative Assistant, The School Board of Marion County, PO Box 670, Ocala, FL, 34478. Deadline for submissions is February 9, 2015.
Marion County School Board members will choose oversight committee members and publicly announce them when approved.
All oversight committee meetings will operate under Florida’s Government in the Sunshine Law.
For more information call 352.671.7703.
National Spotlight on West Port
West Port Principal Jayne Ellspermann is not only Florida’s Principal of the Year – she is the National Principal of the Year! She beat out 21,000 other principals for the prestigious title. West Port students and staff, along with district representatives, surprised Ellspermann with the announcement last month. She even received congratulations from US Secretary of Education Arnie Duncan in a surprise phone call during the ceremony. Ellspermann is also this year’s Florida Literacy Leader of the Year, an honor handed out by Just Read, Florida! and Florida’s Department of Education.
Stranger Danger on the Road
Dozens of youngsters and their parents travelled together with each other for the annual Walk Your Child to School event at Belleview Elementary. Law enforcement set up a “safe” walk zone that included dangers students might encounter – things like drug dealers, child predators, and innocent situations that turn dangerous. Students completing the walk also received goodie bags with reminders to stay safe during their trips to and from school.
Eighth Street @ 100 Years
Talk about a major milestone! Eighth Street Elementary is the oldest, continuous-running school building in all of Florida. Current students, parents, teachers, and alumni celebrated the Centennial Mark in grand style. Students even researched the archives, interviewed early graduates, and learned what life was like “back in the old days.” Today, the restored school is home to nearly 350 students near Downtown Ocala.
Total visits since 1/1/2015: 650,090
Total visits in 2014: 6,886,178
Total visits in 2013: 11,615,641
Total visits in 2012: 11,799,753
Total visits in 2011: 9,268,306
Total visits in 2010: 8,620,826
Total visits in 2009: 4,851,153
Total visits in 2008: 3,104,170
Marion County Public Schools
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