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Days After Tax Defeat, a Divided Flagler School Board Recoils at a Pair of Expensive Contracts

| June 19, 2013

A pair of 3-2 votes approved one vendor contract for $107,700 and rejected another for $534,000 as board members looked to be more like budget hawks in light of the failed tax referendum. Neither item had been part of the budget-cut discussions before the vote.

Flagler School District Cut from $30 Million Race-to-the-Top Grant; Rezoning Still Ahead

| December 3, 2012

The $30 million federal grant–a third of the district’s annual budget–would have let the district turn all its middle and elementary schools into K-8 magnet schools of choice, with transportation. Nevertheless, the district still plans to adopt several reforms, including converting Indian Trails into a K-8 center, and countywide rezoning.

K-8 System, Choice, Rezoning: Flagler School District Bracing for Reforms Affecting All

| November 14, 2012

Major changes are coming to Flagler County schools: Rezoning, reforming and rethinking the district’s physical and intellectual boundaries. By the time it’s done—or at least implemented—students, teachers and parents will have all felt the ground beneath their feet move a little, and in some cases a lot.

Teachers’ Bane: Students Who Don’t
Give a Damn, and Parents Who Reward Them

| March 19, 2012

In her latest installment from the trenches, teacher Jo Ann Nahirny describes how regulations force teachers’ time to be consumed by efforts to improve the performance of indifferent students at the expense of students who actually want to learn.

SB6 Redux: Teacher Merit Pay Bill Advances, But With None of Last Year’s Opposition

| February 10, 2011

The replay of last year’s battle over Senate Bill 6 has been more subdued, the means by which teachers would be evaluated more vague, giving local school districts more say.

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