DeSantis signs teacher pay increase into law

HIALEAH GARDENS — At a press conference on June 24, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law a bill that will provide funding to school districts and allow them to raise the average minimum salary for teachers. The bill contains $500 million dedicated to raising teacher salaries in Florida. Of that $500 million, $400 million will […]

Local teachers prepare for rally in Tallahassee

OKEECHOBEE — Members of the Okeechobee County Education Association (OCEA) make the trip to Tallahassee Monday, Jan. 13, to attend a rally for public education being held by the Florida Education Association. Educators attending the rally are hoping to make clear to state lawmakers the importance of investing in public education. The FEA has called […]

Governor proposes pay hike for new teachers

Will Florida increase the starting pay for teachers? On Oct. 7, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced his proposal to increase the minimum salary for teachers across the state. The governor’s proposed 2020 budget recommendation will include a pay raise for more than 101,000 teachers in Florida by raising the minimum salary to $47,500. According to […]

District may allow armed teachers

OKEECHOBEE — Results from a recent survey conducted by the Okeechobee County School District were discussed at the July 24 Okeechobee County School Board meeting. The school district was seeking opinions from parents, students and staff on expanding the guardian program to include teachers in classrooms. Currently only non-instructional staff can opt to join the […]

Glades County honors Teachers of the Year

Anthony Narehood Teacher of the Year 2020 Moore Haven Elementary School Mr. Narehood’s family moved to LaBelle in 1983 and attended all the schools there, graduating in the year 2000. At 6 years old, his first experience with teaching others was teaching his younger brother, Paul, how to read when he was 3. After graduation, […]

Teachers of the Year, student leaders honored

MOORE HAVEN — The Glades County Board of Commissioners recently recognized several of the school district’s Teacher of the Year honorees. Present were four of the schools’ awardees: Summer Odom, of Moore Haven Middle – High School; Anthony Narehood, of Moore Haven Elementary School; Kayla Jade Osceola, of Pemayetv Emahakv Charter Middle School; and Brad […]

Applebee’s presents $500 check to local teacher

In April, Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar restaurants owned and operated by Doherty Enterprises announced the winners of their third annual Above and ‘BEE’yond Teacher Essay Contest. The contest recognized top teachers from school districts throughout Florida — as nominated by their students via an essay written and submitted to their local Applebee’s restaurant. Winning […]