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Malcolm Thomas


Achieve Escambia: ask teachers what works

August 3, 2016

In my Outtakes column for Aug. 4, I recommend that Achieve Escambia survey the teachers of the Escambia County School District to find out what is working and what isn’t in the classrooms. Staff surveys helped…


Thomas and his goals

July 21, 2016

When he was first elected school superintendent in 2008, Malcolm Thomas created a page on the district’s website that listed his six “Focused Curriculum Goals.” In his seven years in office, he has nailed two of…


Spears to announce run for School Superintendent

March 21, 2016

Last week, Willie Spears said on “Pensacola Speaks” that he was considering moving back to Escambia County to make a run for political office. It appears he will do it. Panama City television station WJHG reports…


Escambia Superintendent testifies on school construction bill

February 10, 2016

Escambia School Superintendent Malcolm Thomas testified yesterday before the House Appropriations Committee on HB 837 that would change how public school districts use taxpayer money to fund construction projects, while making it easier for charter schools…


Inside hazing

October 30, 2015

In today’s daily newspaper, School Superintendent Malcolm Thomas described the incident involving West Florida High football players on a school bus as hazing. The father of one of the victims, a JV football player, told the…


Podcast: Bergosh floored by Pell Grant $500K blunder

October 16, 2015

On Wednesday, we reported that the Escambia County School District had mishandled Pell Grant disbursements and will have to pay back to the U.S. Department of Education $506,456. School Board member Jeff Bergosh said that he…


Superintendent calls for investigation of dump truck owner

August 31, 2015

WUWF is reporting that Escambia County School Superintendent Malcolm Thomas wants an investigation into the fleet of vehicles, maintenance program and practices, and operator hiring practices of G. B. Green Construction Management. Last week a Green…


Brevard School Board selects new superintendent

June 17, 2015

Most large school districts in Florida have an appointed school superintendents. Escambia County is the largest district that still elects its school leader. Yesterday, the Brevard County School Board picked Desmond Blackburn to be the new…