iTech Glades grant is ‘a rolling application’

MOORE HAVEN — Glades County Schools Superintendent Scott Bass told the assembled Hendry and Glades county commissioners last week that a grant applied for to finance more courses has become a five-county initiative but was not approved for the training center “this cycle.” Mr. Bass said, however: “There’s $40 million for this year. This is […]

Gun in car leads to teacher’s arrest

LABELLE — A LaBelle High School English teacher was arrested Friday on charges of possession of a weapon on school property. Lisa Horton, who just started teaching in Hendry County this semester, has a Concealed Carry Weapon (CCW) permit. According to the press release from the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office, “On Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, […]

School district holds second strategic planning workshop

OKEECHOBEE — Administrators in the Okeechobee County School District gathered on the morning of Sept. 25 to hear results from a series of focus groups conducted with community members and begin crafting a new vision and mission statement for the district to follow in upcoming years. The focus groups were conducted by the group DeliverED, […]

Geeting retires from school district after 15 years

OKEECHOBEE — Renee Geeting has retired from her position as assistant superintendent of administrative services for the Okeechobee County School District after 15 years. Taking her place is former Okeechobee High School Principal Dylan Tedders. “Renee started here in Okeechobee as an assistant principal at South Elementary,” explained Okeechobee Superintendent of Schools Ken Kenworthy. “One […]

South Elementary presents Students of the Week

OKEECHOBEE — South Elementary School would like to congratulate its Students of the Week for the week of Sept. 16. They are: Brayden Snook, Remington Roby, Thomas Brennan, Natalia Hernandez, Chloe Harmon, Jaime Bucio, Jar’Taysia Howard and Hector Silva-Garcia.

Roof problems continue to plague schools

OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee County School District continues to struggle with replacing roofs at the public schools. Last year, the roof replacement at Okeechobee High School performed by Property Renovation and Construction did not go smoothly. What was originally scheduled to be a two-month project stretched into almost a full year. While giving an update […]

School expands guardian program

OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee County School Board gave final approval to expand the guardian program to teachers at its meeting Sept. 10. All board members favored the motion, which will allow teachers to volunteer for the guardian program and carry a concealed firearm on campus. Before the final vote, board members heard from Okeechobee resident […]

Okeechobee schools back up to speed after Dorian

OKEECHOBEE — Schools in Okeechobee are back up and running after closing for the slow-moving Hurricane Dorian earlier this week. Schools were closed on Sept. 4 as the hurricane, which was initially scheduled to hit the area late Sept. 1 and early Sept. 2, remained almost stationary next to South Florida in the Atlantic. As […]

Students get new Skechers for school

HENDRY COUNTY — The Hendry County Democratic Women’s Club recently partnered with the Greater Harvest A.M.E. Church, along with support from Rock Enterprises Inc., SWEAT, and Farm Credit of Florida, to provide 18 students with new shoes, as they start their school year. The shoes, “brand new and the latest styles,” says HCDWC President Laura […]

School District of Palm Beach County schools open Friday

WEST PALM BEACH -The School District of Palm Beach County is working closely with the Palm Beach County Emergency Operations Center and state weather forecasters in preparation for Hurricane Dorian. After carefully monitoring the anticipated track and arrival of the storm, now predicted to make landfall along the east coast of Florida Monday, Sept. 2, […]