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School District hires PR coordinator

School District hires PR coordinator

Superintendent Malcolm Thomas has named Kim Stefansson to the position of Public Relations Coordinator for the Escambia County School District. As a former teacher at Bellview Middle as well as Longleaf, Lincoln Park, Montclair Elementary Schools, Ms. Stefansson brings not only a multitude of [...]

Parent challenges decision to hire yet another consultant in school system

Parent challenges decision to hire yet another consultant in school system

From a Concerned Parent: Opinion... Warrington Middle Consultant Malcolm, Malcolm, Malcolm, please tell me that the use of our tax payer funds, $375,000 in this case, is being reported as being spent on a consulting firm that is actually a single individual, who was apparently a successful [...]

Another school district switches buses to CNG

Another school district switches buses to CNG

Superintendent Malcolm Thomas turned down two years ago Pensacola Energy's appeal to switch his buses to compressed natural gas. Other districts are much more progressive and environmental conscious. Leon County made the switch in 2012. They reduced fuel costs for the school district's bus fleet [...]

Achievement gap recommendations fail to force school district to look in the mirror

Achievement gap recommendations fail to force school district to look in the mirror

Escambia County School Superintendent Malcolm Thomas has a problem. His schools have failed to educate a vast number of the students in his district. He and the school board formed the Closing the Achievement Gap Task Force, made up of city, county, community and school district [...]

Superintendent failing to meet the goals he set for himself

Superintendent failing to meet the goals he set for himself

Superintendent Malcolm Thomas has six goals for himself. He is completing his sixth year in office. He has done well on two of them. The other four he has not –which gives him a “D” on most grading scales. 1. All schools scoring "C" or above on state accountability system. The school [...]

Accountability system did not work for Escambia County third graders

Accountability system did not work for Escambia County third graders

In May 2012, 19 percent of Escambia's third-graders scored in reading a 1 -- the lowest score -- and 9 percent scored a 5 -- the highest score. In math, 52 percent of Escambia's third-graders were proficient; 21 percent scored a 1; and 8 percent scored a 5. Escambia Schools Superintendent [...]

Escambia County third-graders have not gained any ground in five years

Escambia County third-graders have not gained any ground in five years

The school year 2008-2009 was the last group of third graders who attended class under former Superintendent Jim Paul. Escambia County third-graders did as well as the state averages in reading and math - in 70's percentile. The FCAT test has changed and has gotten harder since then so the best way [...]

Inside Warrington Middle School ‘revival’ meeting

Inside Warrington Middle School ‘revival’ meeting

Yesterday Superintendent of Schools Malcolm Thomas and County Commissioner Gene Valentino held a town hall meeting to reportedly come up with solutions to revive Warrington Middle School, the 10th worst middle school in the entire state of Florida. How could the school go from a 'C' school 2009 [...]

Commissioner Valentino joins Superintendent Malcolm Thomas for meeting on WMS

Commissioner Valentino joins Superintendent Malcolm Thomas for meeting on WMS

Escambia County Commissioner Gene Valentino and Superintendent Malcolm Thomas, Escambia County School District, will hold a community meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at the Warrington Middle School, 450 South Old Corry Field Road, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Residents are invited to discuss what we can [...]

A year after promises to make schools safer, Thomas starts assessments

A year after promises to make schools safer, Thomas starts assessments

In the days after the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Conn., Escambia County Superintendent Malcolm Thomas told the daily newspaper, “We're going to do everything, every day to keep our children safe." In January 2013, Thomas created the Escambia County’s Security Task [...]

Escambia graduation rate up, but still below state rate

Escambia graduation rate up, but still below state rate

More high school students received diplomas this year in Florida, according to a report released yesterday by the Florida Department of Education. FDOE shows 75.6 percent of Florida's high school seniors graduated this year. That's up ten percent from 2009 when Florida's graduation rates were [...]

Fraud at school cafeterias

Fraud at school cafeterias

Now we know why the Escambia County Public School District set up a toll-free fraud hotline. The daily newspaper reports that an outside audit of the district's free and reduced lunch program has revealed that at least two schools--Tate High School and Ferry Pass Elementary-- were reimbursed by the [...]

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