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Secretary of the Navy stressed local education last year

While Superintendent of Schools Malcolm Thomas scoffed at commanding officer at NAS Pensacola for telling local business leaders that service people are hesitant to move…

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NAS Pensacola CO fed up with poor Escambia County public education

At last Thursday’s State of the Military luncheon hosted by the Greater Pensacola Chamber, NAS Pensacola Commanding Officer Captain Tim Kinsella made it clear that…

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Law says severance limited to 20 weeks

Florida statutes limit severance pay to 20 weeks – which explains why the contracts for Escambia County Administrator and St. Johns Superintendent of Schools both…

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Posted in Education Escambia County

Thomas defends millage cut, ignores capital needs

Superintendent Malcolm Thomas defended his rollback of the millage rate to the Pensacola News Journal saying the revenue cut couldn’t have improved teachers’ salaries. Thomas…

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Superintendent confirms campus safety problem

Escambia County Superintendent of Schools Malcolm Thomas told WEAR TV that out of the over 100 applicants only 18 passed the screening process to be…

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Struggling district cuts millage

Parents have contacted Inweekly about the Escambia County School Board’s vote yesterday to cut the millage from 6.325 in 2018-2019, to 6.043 in 2019-2020. In…

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School district ‘mini communist state’

Escambia County teachers have been sharing their challenges, issues and views on what is happening in their classrooms. The picture that they paint is very…

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Thomas celebrates C’s

The Florida Department of Education issued 2018-19 school and district grades last Thursday. The state focused on “A”’s and “B”’s as the measure for success….

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Nearly impossible to get a ‘F’

Escambia County School Superintendent Malcolm Thomas told the PNJ that his schools’ grades will show a “dramatic improvement” over last year. He said, “It won’t…

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