Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Skycrest and Belcher elementary schools are among five Pinellas County Schools recognized in the Healthy Schools program for transforming their campuses into healthier places for students and staff.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Two Clearwater elementary schools were among the honorees at the seventh annual Healthy Schools Program Forum for transforming their campuses into healthier places for students and staff. Skycrest Elementary earned the Silver National Recognition Award, while Belcher Elementary took home a Bronze Award. Former President Bill Clinton presented the awards recently in Little Rock, AR. Skycrest Elementary earned the award by making the following changes: Belcher Elementary made these changes: Three other Pinellas County schools were also honored: Highland Lakes Elementary won a Silver Award, while Bay Point Middle and North Shore Elementary were recognized with Bronze. Healthy Schools Program Forum is sponsored by the Alliance for a Healthier …
Monday, February 6, 2012
Clearwater Fundamental Middle School is the best in the city, and Clearwater's other schools all earned a "D" or higher in new rankings from the state Department of Education.
Pinellas County Schools earned a "B" in new 2010-11 school rankings from the Florida Department of Education. Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco and Manatee counties in the Tampa Bay area were all graded "B" school districts. Sarasota County received an "A." The rankings are based on points derived from FCAT scores and other factors. Here's how individual schools in Clearwater ranked: Elementary schools Middle schools High schools How would you rate your local schools? Follow the links above to leave a review in the Clearwater Patch directory and see whether your neighbors feel the same way. Since the 1998-99 school year, Floridians have used school grades to help assess the quality of their local schools. The school rankings, based on the …
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Boundary changes for Belcher, Sandy Lane, Leila Davis, Ponce de Leon, McMullen Booth and 22 other elementary schools will take effect in the 2012-13 school year.
An elementary school rezoning plan designed to stabilize school populations across the county was unanimously approved Tuesday evening. School leaders say the changes are intended to relieve crowding at some schools while taking advantage of room at others. The rezoning plan will affect more than 2,100 students at 27 elementary schools. The 6-0 vote came after Pinellas County School Board heard from a dozen parents who voiced a variety of concerns. The public discussion was set for 7 p.m. to allow parents who work during the day to participate. Jack Redding has two daughters who attend Plumb Elementary in Clearwater. "It seems like every time they turn around, you're talking about rezoning," he told school board members. "They say it's…
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Students at five local elementary schools would be affected if the school board approves boundary changes for 2012-13.
Boundaries for 27 elementary school districts in Pinellas County are poised to be redrawn if the school board gives final approval to a 2012-13 rezoning plan at today's meeting. Clearwater students at Leila Davis, McMullen Booth, Sandy Lane, Ponce de Leon and Belcher elementary schools would be affected if the rezoning proposal is approved. At a preliminary hearing Nov. 8, Leila Davis parent Robert Lasher was among two dozen parents who spoke out against the plan. "I want to protect my child more than anything because he's where he loves his school, he gets awards all the time during their pep rallies, and he's very proud to be there," Lasher said. District officials say the changes are necessary because of crowding at many county …
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
The Pinellas County School Board has given preliminary approval to a rezoning plan that would change boundaries for 27 elementary schools in the 2012-13 school year, including five in Clearwater.
School board members will decide next month whether to move forward with a rezoning plan that could affect 2,100 students at 27 elementary schools, including Leila Davis, McMullen Booth, Sandy Lane, Ponce de Leon and Belcher elementary schools in Clearwater. A vote at Tuesday's Pinellas County School Board meeting was the first of two needed to approve the plan, which would take effect during the 2012-13 school year. School officials say rezoning is needed to relieve crowding at some schools, while taking advantage of room at others. In Clearwater, that would mean changing the boundaries of: Local Parents Speak Out Against Changes About two dozen parents spoke against the changes Tuesday, including Robert Lasher of Clearwater, whose son …