Wednesday, April 25, 2018

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Megan Reeves, TIMES STAFF WRITER

Megan Reeves, TIMES STAFF WRITER

Megan covers the Hernando County School District and general news throughout Hernando County. She is from the Jacksonville area and graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in photojournalism in May 2015. She joined the Times in January 2016 after spending one year at the Lake City Reporter.



OCTAVIO JONES   |   Times  
A crowd packs the Hernando County Schools District board meeting days after the announcement that 47 teachers at Moton Elementary will have to leave their jobs by the end of the 2018 school year on April 24.

Hernando schools superintendent ‘pink-slipped’ by public following firing of 47 teachers at Moton Elementary

BROOKSVILLE –– A room full of people wearing purple erupted in frustration before Hernando County school officials Tuesday night, scolding Superintendent Lori Romano for her recent firing of 47 teachers at Moton Elementary, which has been struggling...
Updated: 2 hours ago
BRENDAN FITTERER | Times Michael Maynard

Hernando school officials deny Chehuntamo charter school on second try

BROOKSVILLE — The Hernando County School Board on Tuesday denied the 2019 opening of Chehuntamo Advanced Performance High School, a charter school proposed by the same group that applied once before in 2017.The team behind the school, said to...
Updated: 3 hours ago
OCTAVIO JONES | Times During the Hernando County School District board meeting Pam Everett, a community advocate holds up poster sized pink-slip demanding that Superintendent Lori Romano leave her post after her announcement of firing 47 teachers at Moton Elementary School. A crowd packs the Hernando County Schools District board meeting just days after the announcement of 47 teachers at Moton Elementary will have to leave their jobs by the end of the 2018 school year in Brooksville, Florida on Tuesday, April 24, 2018.

Hernando superintendent “pink slipped” by public following firing of 47 teachers at Moton Elementary

BROOKSVILLE -- A room full of people clothed in purple erupted in frustration before Hernando County school officials Tuesday night, scolding Superintendent Lori Romano for the
Updated: 3 hours ago
Hernando County Schools Superintendent Lori Romano (Courtesy Hernando County School District)

Hernando School Board okays second district-wide survey to evaluate superintendent

BROOKSVILLE — A second district-wide survey to evaluate the performance of Superintendent Lori Romano soon will go out to about 3,000 Hernando County School District employees, giving them a chance to weigh in on the job she is doing.The...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Hernando County school district headquarters [Douglas Clifford | Times]

Hernando school district “missed the mark” firing teachers at Moton Elementary, union says

The union for instructional staff in Hernando County is fighting the recent firing of...
Published: 04/23/18
Updated: 04/24/18
Woman says Hernando County commissioner kept her as a ‘sex slave’

Woman says Hernando County commissioner kept her as a ‘sex slave’

SPRING HILL — A woman who answered the door Friday at the home of Hernando County Commissioner Nick Nicholson said she served for months as a “sex slave” to the elected official.
Published: 04/20/18
DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD   |   Times  
Hernando County School District on April 13 told 47 teachers at Moton Elementary that they must leave at the end of the school year.

Hernando district fires all teachers at Moton Elementary, regardless of rating

BROOKSVILLE — Hernando County School District leaders vowed last year in their turnaround plan for struggling Moton Elementary to remove all under-performing teachers if the school earned lower than a C grade from the state in 2018.But last...
Published: 04/14/18
Updated: 04/18/18
Timothy Beard, president of Pasco-Hernando State College

By one vote, Pasco-Hernando State College faculty unionizes

By a startlingly close vote, the faculty of Pasco-Hernando State College unionized last week, joining educators across the state who are pushing for a stronger say in decisions about policy and pay.Three weeks of mail balloting ended in a close...
Published: 04/11/18
Updated: 04/17/18
Khristian Donyell Francis [Photo courtesy of the Hernando County Sheriff's Office]

Man charged in Brooksville double murder could face death penalty

BROOKSVILLE — State prosecutors are seeking the death penalty in the case of a man charged with stabbing and shooting a mother and her teenage daughter to death during a January home invasion, Hernando County court records...
Published: 04/05/18
Updated: 04/11/18
DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD   |   Times  
Fifty-year-old Albert Henry Nickerson, the Spring Hill man accused of killing his elderly mother, appears in court on Feb. 16 during a pretrial hearing in Brooksville.

Details surface in case against Spring Hill man accused of murder in his mother’s death

BROOKSVILLE — As the murder trial gets underway for Albert Nickerson, accused of beating and poisoning his elderly mother to death, grisly details of the alleged crime continue to surface as public record.A case file compiled by District 5...
Updated one month ago