Students, parents, teachers object to Lake Central HS policy banning ‘political’ posters, gay pride flags from classrooms
The vocal and highly emotional standing-room-only crowd of students, parents and teachers who packed the Monday’s Lake Central School Board meeting criticized a new policy that would ban 'political' posters and items like gay pride flags from classrooms.chicagotribune.com
Columbia County Referendum: ½-cent sales tax for schools
All voters in Columbia County are being asked to vote for or against a School Board proposal to levy a ½-cent local-option sales tax to fund the acquisition, construction, renovation and improvement of public and charter school facilities, including safety and security and technology.
Slough touts 2 decades of experience in runoff school board race against St. Johns County newcomer
Beverly Slough has not attempted to hide her political leanings in a role that has historically been considered - and administratively remains - nonpartisan. The current representative of District 1, Slough was first elected in 2002 and is now running to retain her seat against a challenger, Racheal Hand.
St. Johns County School Board ‘monitoring’ dress code enforcement as non-gendered policy mainly affects females
Though the St. Johns County School Board scrubbed the district’s dress code of gendered language last year, the enforcement of the code still almost exclusively affects girls, according to records obtained by News4JAX.
Duval teachers may not see benefits from tax referendum until next school year, property appraiser says
While Tuesday night represented a big win for supporters of Duval County’s property tax referendum to fund pay raises for teachers, it could be longer than expected before that revenue lands in teachers’ paychecks.
Ex-St. Johns County schools assistant coach accused of having sex with then-students
A former assistant coach who was employed by the St. Johns County School Board is facing two counts of sexual battery after two women -- who were then students -- came forward with allegations, according to an arrest report from the county Sheriff’s Office.
Columbia County School Board, District 5
The only contested race for the Columbia County School Board this cycle is a three-way race in District 5. Hunter Peeler and Elizabeth Porter got the most votes in the August primary but neither got more than 50% of the vote, so they will face off in a runoff on the November ballot.
Clay County School Board, District 1
Three candidates are seeking the votes for Clay County School Board, District 1. This is a nonpartisan office is elected by all voters in the district, regardless of party. This race appears on the August primary ballot. If no candidate gets more than 50% of the vote, the top two will advance to a runoff in November.
St. Johns County School Board, District 1
Incumbent Beverly Slough and challenger Racheal Hand got the most votes in a three-way primary for St. Johns County School Board, District 1. Since this is a nonpartisan race and no candidate won more than 50% of the primary vote, Slough and Hand advance to a November runoff.
An Ohio school board member is facing calls for her resignation after she accidentally posted a link to a porn while advocating for abstinence
While protesting against sex education resources in Ohio schools, board member Darbi Boddy accidentally shared a link containing pornographic material.news.yahoo.com
Tennessee parents, teachers push back against 'Maus' removal
Growing up in rural eastern Tennessee, James Cockrum hadn't given much thought to the possibility that one day he might find himself speaking about his Jewish heritage in front of a packed school board meeting. “This is very disturbing.”news.yahoo.com
St. Johns County plans to add 120 portable classrooms next school year as growth continues
The St. Johns County School Board had a long discussion Tuesday morning about how to deal with the booming growth, and for now, dealing with it means more portable classrooms and possible zoning changes in the northwest part of the county.
Speaker Kicked Out of Florida School Board Meeting for Reading from Sexually Explicit School Library Book
The Orange County School Board in Florida removed a speaker from Tuesday's board meeting for using vulgar language after the person read a passage from a sexually explicit book that is available in high schools' libraries.news.yahoo.com
Email shows Loudon superintendent knew of bathroom sexual assault on same day
A newly disclosed email sent by the superintendent of Loudoun County Public Schools alerting school board members of an alleged sexual assault on school grounds contradicts what he later said publicly about there being no record of such an incident.news.yahoo.com
Virginia judge allows parent group's forward motion in petition to oust school board member
A Virginia-based parent organization advocating for the ouster of five Loudoun County School Board members scored a small victory in its bid to remove one member after a judge ruled that the group's recall petition could advance to trial.news.yahoo.com
After hearing from medical advisors, Miami-Dade Schools’ decision on masks is a no-brainer | Editorial
Miami-Dade County Public Schools leaders will need to do a lot of mental and political gymnastics to justify anything other than a mask mandate after spending almost two and a half hours listening to medical advice Monday.news.yahoo.com
Florida Board of Education to consider sanctioning 2 mask-mandating school districts
The Florida Department of Education has scheduled an emergency meeting of the State Board of Education for Tuesday to consider funding cuts tor two school districts that have rebuffed Gov. Ron DeSantis’ executive order allowing parents to ignore mask mandates.news.yahoo.com
Petition calls for mask requirement for St. Johns County schools
Citing the CDC’s recommendation for universal indoor masking for all teachers, staff, students, and visitors to K-12 schools, regardless of vaccination status, an online petition is calling for St. Johns County schools to impose a mask mandate when the new school year begins in two weeks.
Carvalho once again refutes Miami-Dade teaching Critical Race Theory, requiring masks
For the second time this summer, about 20 people used the public comment period during Wednesday’s Miami-Dade County School Board meeting to lambaste the district for teaching critical race theory and requiring students and teachers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 when they return to class next month and to wear a mask while on campus.news.yahoo.com
Illinois Senate passes elected school board for Chicago
Over the objections of Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Democrats in the Illinois Senate voted Tuesday night to transition Chicago’s mayoral appointed school board to a fully-elected, 21-member body by 2027. The Senate voted 36-15 to approve the long-discussed, politically volatile issue, which still requires approval in the House and the signature of Gov. J.B. Pritzker, who has voiced his support for an elected board.chicagotribune.com
Justice Department Settles with School Board to Resolve Immigration-Related Discrimination Claims
The Justice Department announced today that it reached a settlement with the School Board of Palm Beach County, Florida (the District). The Civil Rights Division’s Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER) is responsible for enforcing the anti-discrimination provision of the INA. The statute prohibits citizenship status and national origin discrimination in hiring, firing, or recruitment or referral for a fee; unfair documentary practices; and retaliation and intimidation. The Civil Rights Division wants to hear about civil rights violations. Members of the public can report possible civil rights violations through the Civil Rights Division’s reporting portal.justice.gov