Sunday, December 17, 2017
Education

Education briefs: SPC thanks professors emeriti; school menus Aug. 19-23

SPC thanks emeriti

St. Petersburg College on Thursday honored nine professors emeriti at the school's fall faculty event. "We are the inheritors of a lot of community goodwill, a strong reputation and professional respect, and it comes from the people we are thanking here," President Bill Law said in his keynote address. The professors are Don Davis, Human Services; Vernon James Hagenbuckle, Fine and Applied Arts; Eva Hefner, Business Technologies; Jim Hill, Computer and Information Technology; Wallace Kennedy, Business Technologies; Carolyn Kistner, Mathematics; Maggie Knoop, Letters; Susan Parcheta, Business Technologies; and Mary Lou VanCott, Baccalaureate Programs — Nursing. For information, visit spcfaculty.wordpress.com.

Proof of address

The Pinellas County School District has tightened its address verification process. Families of new students and incoming sixth- and ninth-graders will need to provide two pieces of documentation. The district will count these items (must be current): a rental agreement or lease, a real estate closing document or tax statement with homestead exemption, or a bill for utilities, such as electricity, water, cable or a land-based phone. Parents who can't provide two documents can fill out an affidavit.

Elementary menus

A variety of fruits and juice are available daily. Students may choose as many as they'd like with their meal.

Monday: Popcorn chicken with biscuit, max sticks with marinara, chef salad, sweet potato fries, romaine or tossed salad.

Tuesday: Rib-b-que sandwich, tortellini Alfredo, chicken Caesar salad, peas, veggie dippers.

Wednesday: Teriyaki chicken with rice, macaroni and cheese, yogurt parfait, broccoli, salad.

Thursday: Meatball sub, corn dog nuggets, farmer's salad, baked beans, veggie dippers.

Friday: Pizza, cheesy fish filet sandwich, veggie double dipper salad, green beans, salad.

Comments
Top USF Health official leaves amid questions of assistant’s special treatment

Top USF Health official leaves amid questions of assistant’s special treatment

TAMPA — A high-ranking University of South Florida Health official has resigned amid internal concerns that he was giving special treatment to his assistant.After an internal investigation, USF System President Judy Genshaft was poised last month to ...
Published: 12/15/17
Hillsborough school district and its teachers are at a bargaining impasse, but still talking

Hillsborough school district and its teachers are at a bargaining impasse, but still talking

TAMPA — A months-long conflict over planned pay raises has moved to a new phase with the Hillsborough Classroom Teachers Association declaring a bargaining impasse with the public school district.The two sides, which began negotiations in late spring...
Published: 12/15/17
Pinellas schools sheltered thousands during Irma. Here’s what it cost

Pinellas schools sheltered thousands during Irma. Here’s what it cost

Three months later, the Pinellas County school district has totaled up the costs of operating 16 schools as shelters for 25,000 evacuees during Hurricane Irma.The district is asking the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, for a reimbursemen...
Published: 12/15/17
Love of science is the goal, now that every Pinellas elementary school has a lab

Love of science is the goal, now that every Pinellas elementary school has a lab

SEMINOLE — It was hard for the second-graders at Orange Grove Elementary to resist the urge to rush into the school’s science lab and tinker with the colorful objects neatly arranged on each table.Thursday was just their second time in the lab this y...
Published: 12/15/17
Florida lawmakers want stronger college free speech rules amid First Amendment flareups

Florida lawmakers want stronger college free speech rules amid First Amendment flareups

Rising up in defiance to Richard Spencer, hundreds of University of Florida students sounded off in a deafening chant."Go home, Spencer!" they shouted, as the exasperated white nationalist paced the stage, pleading to be heard.Were the students exerc...
Published: 12/13/17
Updated: 12/14/17
Hernando could be next stop for PACE Center for Girls

Hernando could be next stop for PACE Center for Girls

BROOKSVILLE — The new year could bring about new beginnings for at-risk girls in Hernando County.Pending a vote by the School Board next month, PACE Center for Girls, an alternative education program for middle- and high-school students, could open a...
Published: 12/13/17
Updated: 12/14/17

Pasco school district, employees reach contract agreement

The raises for Pasco County school district employees aren’t as high as anyone would like, but they’re now part of a signed tentative contract deal reached just before 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.If ratified by the staff and the School Board, the agreements ...
Published: 12/13/17
For Bexley students in Land O’Lakes, math skills go airborne

For Bexley students in Land O’Lakes, math skills go airborne

LAND O’LAKES — At Bexley Elementary School in Land O’Lakes, students are throwing paper airplanes — with the help of a high tech computerized launcher. They’re also bowling — with a little aid from computerized drones. And when they get around to it,...
Published: 12/13/17

Proposal to rollback early learning programs could bring Citrus into Pasco-Hernando coalition

Some Florida lawmakers have not hidden their desire to scale back the statewide number of early learning coalitions that oversee child care and preschool programs, including Voluntary Prekindergarten.The state Office of Early Learning has now issued ...
Published: 12/13/17
Brink Foundation, school district create Town ’N Country STEM hub

Brink Foundation, school district create Town ’N Country STEM hub

TAMPA — Elementary school students programmed an electronic mouse to make its way through a maze.Middle school students directed an electronic vehicle to stop on a dime, then use its arms to locate and lift a tiny cube.When the demonstration was done...
Published: 12/12/17
Updated: 12/14/17