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Threat of Violence at FPC, Mirroring Pranks Elsewhere, Prompts Heightened Cop Presence

| November 17, 2017

The threat of violence in a boys’ bathroom told students not to show up today at FPC. It is similar to threats made at schools elsewhere on social media.

A Pair of Fights At Matanzas High School Spill Over Into B Section, Implicating Several Teen Girls

| November 16, 2017

Battery charges were forwarded to the State Attorney’s Office against several Matanzas High girls following a series of fights that stretched over several days and locations.

School Taxes Would Rise To Pay For Per-Student Increase, But Formula Could Further Hurt Flagler

| November 16, 2017

Flagler is the 6th-highest taxed district in the state, by legislative formula, yet gets back the 65th lowest dollars per student. A governor proposal to increase education funding could make that worse for the district.

Indian Trails’ Katherine Crooke Replaces Ben Osypian as Principal at Old Kings Elementary

| November 15, 2017

Katherine Crooke, assistant principal at Indian Trails Middle School, will replace Ben Osypian as principal at Old Kings Elementary on Nov. 27.

Matanzas High Student Fabricates Gun Incident, But School’s “Security Status” Was Not Changed

| November 9, 2017

A Matanzas High School student’s fabrication of a gun sighting on campus around noon today led to a localized lockdown in the school’s parking lot, car searches and a lot of police activity on campus.

How 2nd Grader at Old Kings Got Whole School District and 2 Other Counties To Go Green

| November 1, 2017

Students boycotted the use of plastic trays on the way to convincing the administration to adopt more eco-friendly, biodegradable paperboard lunch trays that don’t harm oceans, as plastics do.

Sheriff Staly and Superintendent Tager Involved in Minor 3-Vehicle Crash

| October 27, 2017

Superintendent Jim Tager rear-ended a pick-up truck that rear-ended the sheriff’s SUV when a driver in front of the sheriff abruptly stopped through a green light, causing the wreck.

Old Kings Principal Ben Osypian and Indian Trails Assistant Principal Katherine Cooke Named Year’s Tops

| October 26, 2017

Osypian is the 2017-18 Flagler Schools Principal of the Year and Katherine Crooke of Indian Trails Middle School is Assistant Principal of the Year. Both are now eligible for state honors.

Florida State Colleges Seeking Restoration of $30 Million Cut To Address “Employment Gap”

| October 23, 2017

The money would help hire more faculty, provide more counseling services and create more programs aimed at closing the “employment gap” in high-demand jobs.

Hot Wheels Hadeed: In “Permission To Screw Up,” A Cheerful, Nimble Corrective To Millennial Stereotypes

| October 22, 2017

FPC Graduate Kristen Hadeed’s first book traces the stumbles of her 10-year journey as CEO of Student Maid, a cleaning company in Gainesville, with wit and counter-intuitive insights: a review.

FPC Grad, CEO and Author Kristen Hadeed Interviewed By Megyn Kelly On Today

| October 20, 2017

Kristen Hadeed, a 2006 FPC graduate, was interviewed this morning on Megyn Kelly Today about her first book: “Permission To Screw Up.”

An Aryan Ass Vomits At UF

| October 19, 2017

Protesting honors the flag, so does taking a knee during the anthem, but so does letting an idiotic white bigot have his 90 minutes on a stage at UF. Freedom of thought can take it.

Students Shout Down Richard Spencer’s “White Country” Speech at UF

| October 19, 2017

Hundreds stood in protest on a barricaded street where law enforcement from throughout the state stood watch, on the road, on roofs, in nearby woods, in helicopters and through drones.

Us? “Hateful?” White Nationalists Deny Charge as Richard Spencer Readies UF Appearance

| October 18, 2017

At the Charlottesville rally, Spencer supporters carried torches and chanted “Jews will not replace us” before a car plowed into a group of counter-protesters, killing Heather Heyer.

Scott Declares State of Emergency in Alachua as White Supremacist Prepares to Speak at UF

| October 16, 2017

Sheriff Sadie Darnell sought the emergency declaration “more so of being able to get the resources needed to prepare, rather than a sense of alarm regarding the protest.”

Florida Opens Its Schools to Puerto Rican Students; Irma Death Toll in State at 69

| October 8, 2017

Florida is waiving rules and regulations to let public schools and higher-education institutions admit students from Puerto Rico on an emergency basis.

Sewer Water Bubbling Out At Bus Stops Alarming Parents and School District

| October 6, 2017

Palm Coast and school district officials are attempting to get a handle on street locations overcome with sewer water, to caution parents and children, as yet more rain may swell the system.

White Supremacist Scheduled for UF Speech On Oct. 19, Costing University $500,000

| October 6, 2017

University President Kent Fuchs initially balked at a proposal for Spencer, a lightning-rod figure, to speak on campus in September. The threat of a federal lawsuit forced him to reverse course.

Daytona State College Hosts 2nd Annual Homecoming 5K Walk/Run Oct. 21

| October 3, 2017

The campus 5K welcomes everyone to come out and kick off the weekend with an active venture around the Daytona Beach Campus.

Historically Low School Tax Will Diminish Effects of Tax Increases in Palm Coast and County

| September 25, 2017

Even though county government, Palm Coast, Flagler Beach and Bunnell are all increasing taxes, homeowners’ bills will not see a steep increase thanks to a lower school tax.

How Florida’s Failing Charter Schools Exploit Voucher Program To Stay Alive on Public Dime

| September 24, 2017

Charter schools that fail two years in a row should close by law. Instead, they reopen as private schools and use publicly funded vouchers to keep operating, with the state’s blessing.

Students Can Rejoice: Only 1 Hurricane Make-Up Day, No Disruption of Thanksgiving Week Off

| September 22, 2017

The district will make up one day on Oct. 16, with three days already accounted for in the existing schedule and two days waived by the state.

Flagler Schools Closed Through Monday; Flooding Complicating Homecoming Across Florida

| September 13, 2017

As evacuees continued to struggle either to make it home or to contend with power cuts, Flagler Schools decided to remain closed until Monday for more clean-up.

As Emergency Yields to Recovery in Flagler, More Inconveniences Than Damages Or Troubles

| September 12, 2017

More than 60 percent of Flagler residents were still without power Tuesday evening but recovery efforts were powering up and destruction from the storm was limited.

Hurricane Irma Closures and Re-Openings in Palm Coast and Across Flagler

| September 12, 2017

Hurricane Irma-related notices of closures, business reopenings and other related notices from government, hospitals, schools and colleges and businesses.

Sheltering From Irma in Flagler: 4 Shelters, 3,000 Spots, Food, WiFi, Power And ♥ Left Behind From Students

| September 8, 2017

Here’s what to expect at Flagler County’s four emergency shelters opening at 7 a.m. Saturday, who’s paying for all that food, and what you can stream on WiFi.

After Resisting Most of the Day, Flagler District Agrees to Close Schools Friday and Monday

| September 6, 2017

The school district had wanted to keep schools open Friday, but by 4:45 p.m. today caved to health and county emergency officials’ pressure, who wanted to get a special needs shelter ready at Rymfire Elementary.

Armed Burglary at B-Section Home Forces Indian Trails and Belle Terre Schools on Lockdown

| September 5, 2017

The attempted armed robbery at 15-B Bunker Knolls Lane, a duplex, forced Belle Terre Elementary and Indian Trails Middle School on lockdown.

Buddy Taylor Middle School Teacher Travis Holloway Again Arrested Over Domestic Violence Charge

| August 18, 2017

It is Holloway’s third arrest in the past eight years, the second involving domestic violence, a period through which he’s been employed by the Flagler school district.

Palm Coast Man Arrested For Confronting Teacher (and Ex) in Belle Terre Elementary Parking Lot

| August 17, 2017

Joshua Laks, a 34-year-old resident of Karlstad Place in Palm Coast, arrested for throwing eggs and a souvenir cup at a teacher, has a history of arrests in Volusia.

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