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Architect to leave system - again

Board members Phil Zellner and David Langer aren't the only men with a long association with the school system who have retired as of this week. Long-time school system architect James Page also announced this week that he is retiring from school projects. The news prompted praise from school officials, who credited Page for more than 20 years' service, designing such cost-effective schools as those at the Lecanto school complex, the new Citrus High School and the Hernando, Citrus Springs and Pleasant Grove elementary schools. Page's final project is the new administration building. Superintendent Carl Austin said Page had retired once in 1984. But he agreed to return, and "when Citrus High burned, he jumped into those ashes before they were even cooled" to rebuild the school, Austin said.Complaint against

union is dropped

INVERNESS _ The School Board has dropped its complaint that the union seeking to organize non-teaching school employees committed an unfair labor practice by distributing lottery tickets to those who gathered cards supporting a union election. The Florida Public Employee Relations Commission recently dismissed the board's complaint.

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