North Area Advisory Council Steering Meeting
Congratulations to the newly elected NAAC Officers and DAC Representatives
2013-2014 NORTH AREA ADVISORY COUNCIL 5/21/2013
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May 21: School Board Regualr meeting
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May 22, 2013
Robert Runcie and Kathleen Cannon: Campaign teaches kids to live above the influence
Young people face a tough road when it comes to making positive decisions concerning their future. Bullying, alcohol and drug use, teen pregnancy, intolerance and bias, suicide and juvenile delinquency are all too evident in their daily lives. Despite the obstacles, millions of youth are striving to do the right thing. Their stories are seldom told. Broward County Public Schools and United Way of Broward County Commission on SubstanceAbuse, in partnership with other youth-serving community agencies, just celebrated thousands of young people with a rousing rally called Above the Influence.
Broward Cappies awards honor theatre students at Broward Center (Photos)
As our nation holds Cappies awards events around the United States for High School students in the performing arts, BroadwayGlobal spotlights tonight's Broward Cappies.The prestigious high school theatre awards are equivalent to Broadway's Tony Awards, but honor drama students for outstanding performances. The evening includes the best actresses, actors, dancers, choreographers, critics, best play, best musical and much more.
Broward School Board votes to privatize
Without knowing what the final price tag will be – but with the hope of restoring credibility to school construction projects – Broward School Board members on Tuesday approved privatizing most of the district’s long-troubled facilities department. The dramatic change, in which about 40 ofthe department’s 65 jobs will be eliminated, was the brainchild of Superintendent Robert Runcie.
School Board OKs cutting facilities staff
The BrowardCounty Schools facilities department is officially getting downsized. On Tuesday, the School Board approved eliminating 45 of the department's 70 employees and outsourcing those services to private companies. Superintendent Robert Runcie cited a decline in construction projects and a need to move past the department's history of mismanagement and corruption.
Broward superintendent defends privatization plan
Critics say Robert Runcie's plan is politically motivated
Robert Runcie, the superintendent of Broward County Public Schools, on Tuesday defended his plan to privatize the district's construction and facilities department and lay off 35 employees in the process.
Teacher falls asleep in class, gets two-day suspension
This time, it wasn't the students who were falling asleep in class, it was the teacher. Patrick Geller, a science teacher at Cypress Bay High in Weston, was suspended for two days without pay by the School Board Tuesday for allegedly falling asleep on the job.
Cypress Bay High Teacher Gets Two-Day Suspension for Falling Asleep in Class
Science teacher suspended without pay for classroom nap
Student's alleged rape experience ignored by teacher
The State Attorney's Officeis investigating an alleged rape after a special needs student wrote about the experience in a classroom essay that was ignored by teachers.