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 teachers will now need to use sick days for COVID-19 related time off
ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. – Unless a new deal is struck in St. Johns County, teachers there will no longer be able to take emergency time-off for COVID-19 related reasons. This could be a problem for teachers who might become exposed or contract the virus over Christmas break. On the final day before Christmas break, St. Johns County teachers got an email from Superintendent Tim Forson notifying them of the expiration. And that’s what we want to avoid,” said Michelle Dillon, President of the St. Johns Education Association. Dillon said the hope is to sit down with district leaders in January to figure out a solution for teachers to still have access to some form of emergency leave.
Raines High School teachers recognized in ‘Parade of Stars’
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Teacher Appreciation Week prompted a parade of teachers around the campus of Raines High School on Tuesday. We have, this morning, a video teachers received from our students thanking them,” said Vincent Hall, the principal of Raines high School. Along with the video from the students, teachers got a backpack, a Raines High School face mask, a bar of soap, a bottle of water and some Lifesavers candy -- along with lunch from Tidbits. “The teachers are missing their students immensely.”But the teachers are in contact with their students daily through Microsoft Teams. It was appropriate for Tuesday’s “Parade of Stars."