Statewide Associations

Creekside receiver Jack Goodrich, center, makes a catch and run in the first quarter during a Week 10 game at Ponte Vedra. (Ralph D. Priddy) (News4Jax)

FHSAA board holds off on making changes to classifications

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Florida High School Athletic Association is pushing back a decision on reclassifying schools for another two weeks as it looks for the best way to navigate the effects of the pandemic on enrollment numbers across the state.

Charter school growth continues to alarm Hillsborough leaders

The 30,809 students who attend charter schools in Hillsborough County are a group as large as most of Florida’s school districts.

Labor Unions

Miami-Dade schools lose 3 employees to COVID-19 in just 2 weeks, union says

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – The union that represents bus drivers, food service, security, maintenance and custodial staff at Miami-Dade County Public Schools is mourning the deaths of three employees from COVID-19 in a span of just two weeks.

Pasco County Schools Sup. Ray Gadd

Teacher’s union chief: State budget proposal raises concerns

LAND O’ LAKES — Gov. Ron DeSantis’ release of the state’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2021-22 defied opinions that big, pandemic-related cuts loom on the horizon.

People in the News

Dr. Kamela Patton, Collier County Schools Superintendent

Teaching and Reaching with Kamela Patton

Now in her tenth year as superintendent of Collier County Public Schools, Kamela Patton, PhD, has spent the last year tackling one of her biggest obstacles to date.

Atlantic High lifter finishes ninth at states

Even though Atlantic High School senior Neashi Glevis came up short of the podium at the FHSAA Class 3A girls’ weightlifting state championship in the 183-pound division recently, she said she was happy with her effort.