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Thomas must give back grant funds

The Escambia County School Board will discuss at its Dec. 14 regular meeting the audit of the Restorative Justice Grant, the $945,000 three-year grant that…

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Santa Rosa FCAT GPA 3.67

Milton High jumped from a D to A school based on FCAT scores. Jay & Gulf Breeze maintained their A’s. Central maintained its B. Pace…

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Escambia County has slight in high school FCAT grades, thanks to Northview

Escambia County high school FCAT grades dropped at Escambia High (from C to D) and Pine Forest (from C to D). Northview High jumped from…

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School Board agenda – light

The Escambia County School Board meet tonight at the Hall Center at 5:30 p.m. On the agenda, the board will vote to purchase 20 modular…

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Thomas sang a different tune in February

Commercial realtor Danny Zimmern told the school board that current real estate market obviously isn’t very good. He admitted that there have been zero sales…

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Thomas rejects church offer for Brownville Middle School (updated)

Escambia County Superintendent of Schools Malcolm Thomas told the School Board that he had rejected an offer from Friendship Missionary Baptist Church of $500,000 for…

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Brownsville Middle School back up for discussion

Nearly a year after Superintendent Malcolm Thomas broke off negotiations with Friendship Missionary Baptist Church for the dilapidated Brownsville Middle School that has been closed…

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Student loan defaults

The Orlando Sentinel has an article on the student loan defaults. The Sun Sentinel has a database on percentage of borrowers whose loans became due…

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Adequate Yearly Progress letters

We have received copies of the letters the elementary school principals sent home regarding the adequate yearly progress. There is definitely a formula the principals…

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