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Malcolm Thomas objects to EHS player having an expedited hearing

Malcolm Thomas objects to EHS player having an expedited hearing

The parents of Terik Miller, one of the Escambia High football players declared ineligible for this season, have requested an expedited hearing on his eligibility. Only one person has objected to the request--Superintendent Malcolm Thomas. Amazing, but sadly not surprising. Initial Brief of [...]

School District implements new process for athletes on transfers, promises to investigate all allegations

School District implements new process for athletes on transfers, promises to investigate all allegations

Press Release: In order to improve the student athlete transfer process, the Escambia County School District (ECSD) is implementing plans to review procedures for high school student athlete transfer requests, and provide additional training opportunities for coaches and parents on Florida High [...]

Escambia High student places football future in hands of Judge Ross Goodman

Escambia High student places football future in hands of Judge Ross Goodman

At 4:30 pm yesterday in the Courtroom 405, Judge Ross Goodman heard lawyers argue whether the court should intervene in the eligibility case of Escambia High School football player Terik Miller. His parents asked that the judge grant an injunction that would allow their son to play [...]

Coach Spears fired, but that is not all the story

Coach Spears fired, but that is not all the story

Superintendent Malcolm Thomas refused to listen to the pleas and requests of his school board and an overflow crowd of Escambia High student, teachers and parents, as well as ministers, civil rights leaders and representatives from the teachers' union. Over the course of four hours, they asked [...]

Hearing for suspended EHS football player set for Wednesday

Hearing for suspended EHS football player set for Wednesday

School Superintendent Malcolm Thomas and his attorneys will be in the courtroom of Judge Ross Goodman for an evidentiary hearing on Case No. 2014-CA-001741, Cynthia Miller and Kevin Miller on behalf of their minor child, Terik Miller vs. Escambia County School Board, Malcolm Thomas, Michael [...]

School District asked to let EHS football player on the field

School District asked to let EHS football player on the field

Terik Miller is a senior football player that transferred to play at Escambia High. He has been suspended by the school district from playing as fallout from the alleged recruiting violations by the head coach. His family has hired an attorney, Robert Rushing, to appeal his case. Miller is a [...]

Escambia High: Coach says students interrogated without parents’ consent

Escambia High: Coach says students interrogated without parents’ consent

On WRNE 980 this morning, Escambia High Head Football Coach Willie Spears said that his students were interrogated by District investigators without the knowledge or consent of their parents. Spears was suspended with pay yesterday by Superintendent Malcolm Thomas. According to Spears, his [...]

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 [...]

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