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Podcast: Bergosh pre-files for County Commission District 1 seat

Podcast: Bergosh pre-files for County Commission District 1 seat

School Board member Jeff Bergosh has pre-filed to run for Escambia County Commission District 1 seat. Incumbent Wilson Robertson has already announced that he will not seek another term. Bergosh came on News Talk 1370 WCOA yesterday to talk about his decision and give an update on the Newpoint [...]

PS podcast: Bergosh on Newpoint scandal

PS podcast: Bergosh on Newpoint scandal

Escambia School Board member Jeff Bergosh yesterday said on “Pensacola Speaks” that news that Newpoint Education Partners had fired its entire Pensacola Staff hit him like “a ton of bricks.” However, he was pleased that Superintendent Malcolm Thomas was taking action that could ensure [...]

Bergosh says school district will withhold $140K from Newpoint

Bergosh says school district will withhold $140K from Newpoint

On "Pensacola Speaks", School Board member Jeff Bergosh said that Superintendent Malcolm Thomas plans to withhold Newpoint's last check, which he estimated to be about $140,000. Those fund would be used to pay the remaining pay due the teachers, according to the school board member. We will [...]

Newpoint update: Bergosh speaks out, FDOE letter, NEP fights, Edgar investigates

Newpoint update: Bergosh speaks out, FDOE letter, NEP fights, Edgar investigates

School Board member Jeff Bergosh has issued a statement on the Newpoint issue. Last Friday, Superintendent Malcolm Thomas recommended that the school board terminate its charter agreements for the three schools run by Newpoint Education Partners. Bergosh is upset with how the superintendent's [...]

PS today: Latest on Newpoint allegations

PS today: Latest on Newpoint allegations

School Board member Jeff Bergosh will be on the show to discuss the latest information the allegations of grade tampering at Newpoint High School. Pensacola Speaks airs on News Talk 1370 WCOA Monday-Friday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. You can call in and join the discussion – 850-478-3116.

PS Podcast: Bergosh talks about Newpoint allegations

PS Podcast: Bergosh talks about Newpoint allegations

The afternoon we broke the story of the allegations of grade tampering and mismanagement at Newpoint High School, I interviewed Escambia School Board member Jeff Bergosh on Pensacola Speaks.

High-performing Charter School accused of grade tampering

High-performing Charter School accused of grade tampering

Newpoint High, one of Escambia County’s high-performing charter schools, has been accused of fixing grades to earn an “A” grade from the state. According to documents received by Inweekly, the school district was notified last May of how school administrators pressured teachers to falsify [...]

Has Malcolm Thomas been caught in a lie?

Has Malcolm Thomas been caught in a lie?

In February, when the controversy over the possible closure of the PATS Center heated up, School Board member Jeff Bergosh, in a board workshop, asked Superintendent Malcolm Thomas why the board had not been kept informed of possible changes in the program for gifted students. Thomas said, [...]

Pensacola Speaks: Sheriff Morgan and Jeff Bergosh today at 5 p.m.

Pensacola Speaks: Sheriff Morgan and Jeff Bergosh today at 5 p.m.

Pensacola Speaks airs today from 5-6 p.m. on News Talk 1370AM WCOA. We've got Sheriff David Morgan on the show today around 5:15 p.m. We will discuss tomorrow's town hall meeting on crime and other developments in law enforcement. In the second half hour, we have Jeff Bergosh, Escambia County [...]

Viewpoint: Jeff Bergosh’s proposed ‘School Discipline Initiative’ is Just Wrong

Viewpoint: Jeff Bergosh’s proposed ‘School Discipline Initiative’ is Just Wrong

By George Hawthorne School Board Member, Jeff Bergosh’s, proposed “discipline” initiative clearly is rhetoric that includes the “coded-language” of racial discrimination and can best be characterized as ignorance about how to best effectively educate African American students with [...]

Thomas says school marshals may be in the future for Escambia elementary schools

Thomas says school marshals may be in the future for Escambia elementary schools

Escambia County School Superintendent Malcolm Thomas told his school board at special workshop on Thursday that he has talked with local law enforcement about establishing a school marshal program to provide security for the elementary schools. The marshals would be primarily retired military, [...]

Superintendent Thomas and School Board to discuss security today at 3 p.m.

At its workshop today, the Escambia County School Board and Superintendent Malcolm Thomas will discuss school security. Chairman Jeff Bergosh has placed on the agenda a 10-minute discussion of "Enhancing Protection of Students and School Properties". Superintendent Thomas has 20-30 minutes on [...]

First Grade and the Long Day

The Escambia County School District will be taking a couple of new approaches this next school year in an attempt to help students and schools that are behind the curve. A few of the district’s elementary schools are extending the school day an extra hour, while first graders may be held back if [...]

The Dixon Decision

The Dixon Decision

The proposed amendment to A.A. Dixon Charter School of Excellence’s contract with the Escambia County School District is bittersweet. While potentially sparing the charter of closure this month, the amendment throws the institution into a do-or-die dance with the state of Florida. “It’s [...]

Hightower on A.A. Dixon

Escambia County School Board member Patty Hightower says she doesn’t know what will happen tonight regarding the future of A.A. Dixon charter school, but noted that a recently added item on the board’s agenda may find some support among her cohorts. “I think with the wording that’s here [...]

Dixon: The End or Beginning?

Rev. LuTimothy May always seems happy to talk about A.A. Dixon Charter School of Excellence. After a disastrous first year, he jumped in last summer to turn around the failing school. “I was actually just at Dixon,” May said Monday morning. “We started the day camp today.” The day [...]

Sen. Nelson Talks RESTORE & More

Sen. Nelson Talks RESTORE & More

Senator Bill Nelson checked in with local political and community leaders this morning in Pensacola, spending most of the meeting discussing the RESTORE Act. The Florida senator said that the effort to keep 80 percent of fine money resulting from BP’s 2010 oil spill in the Gulf Coast region had [...]

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