Awards

Barancik Foundation Names Five Teachers as 'Ripple Effect' Award Winners

They are Christine Dapra, Deb Hogue, Taleisa Schlemmer, Tina Slattery and Brian Upholz.

09/29/2021 By Staff

Education

Sarasota School District Updates Face Mask Exemption Policy

The district is now only accepting exemption forms from MDs, DOs and nurse practitioners. The move comes after Venice chiropractor Dan Busch signed more than 500 medical exemption forms.

09/01/2021 By Megan McDonald

Breaking News

Florida Judge Strikes Down DeSantis' Ban on Mask Mandates in Schools

More Florida children are hospitalized with Covid-19 right now than at any other point in the pandemic.

08/27/2021 By Megan McDonald

Education

Florida Scholarship to Help Bullied Kids May Now Go Toward 'Covid Harassment'

The Hope Scholarship helps bullied children transfer schools. Now, the taxpayer-funded Florida program may help children transfer to a private school if they are bullied for wearing—or not wearing—a mask at school.

08/20/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Education

Debate Over Critical Race Theory Explodes at Sarasota County School Board Meeting

Local teachers have been targeted by an anonymous Facebook group.

07/14/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Fast Track

Sarasota County School Board Names New Superintendent

Dr. Brennan Asplen was previously deputy superintendent in charge of academic and student services for St. Johns County Schools.

07/16/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Sarasota County School Board Wants to Push Back Reopening

The board wants to move the 2020-21 school year start date to Aug. 31.

07/14/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Jane Goodwin Named President of Florida School Boards Association

Goodwin is the most recent past chair of the Sarasota County School Board.

06/22/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Sarasota County School Board Appoints Jody Dumas as Assistant Superintendent

Dumas will also serve as the school system's chief operating officer.

12/11/2019 By Staff

Education

Mitsi Corcoran Named Acting Superintendent of Sarasota County Schools

The appointment comes as the School Board unanimously voted toapprove a mutual separation with current superintendent Todd Bowden.

11/19/2019 By Staff

Education

School District Honors Past, Present and Future Educators

Sarasota County Schools recently recognized three female educators for their impact and contributions: Sydney Burrows, Sue D'Angelo and Deb Schultz.

03/08/2019 By Staff

Politics

Primary Vote-By-Mail Ballots Start Going Out

Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner's office began mailing vote-by-mail ballots for next month's primary elections on Friday.

07/13/2018 By Staff

Architecture

Modernist High School Walkway Restored

The Sarasota Architectural Foundation recently restored a covered walkway designed by modernist architect Paul Rudolph.

05/29/2018 By Staff

Politics

School Board Debates Set for June 7 and 21

The next two Sarasota Tiger Bay Club luncheons will feature debates between candidates for the Sarasota County School Board.

05/23/2018 By Staff

Politics

School Safety the Topic at Next Republican Club Event

School Board Chairwoman Bridget Ziegler and Sheriff Tom Knight will discuss safety in public schools on Tuesday, May 15

05/02/2018 By Staff

Education

School Tax Referendum to Be Discussed March 8

The next Sarasota Tiger Bay Club luncheon panel will discuss the upcoming Sarasota County school tax referendum vote.

02/27/2018 By Staff

Change Agent

Can the "Prince of Darkness" Become a Beacon of Hope?

The 48-year-old Venice accountant has a reputation as the money man behind scores of Florida political campaigns.

03/29/2017 By David Hackett

Giving

Publix Leads Ranking of 'Most Generous' Companies

United Way Suncoast recently released its list of the "most generous workplaces" in the Sarasota area in 2016, with Publix, FCCI Insurance Group and the School Board of Sarasota County topping the rankings.

12/30/2016 By staff

Politics

Arts Education Group Hosts School Board Discussion

The Arts and Cultural Alliance is hosting an interview session with Sarasota County School Board candidates Caroline Zucker and Teresa Mast on July 25.

07/14/2016 Research by staff

Education

School Board Debate Scheduled for June 2

School Board member Caroline Zucker and Teresa Mast, who are running against each other, will appear, as will Eric Robinson and Cindy Hill, opponents in a race for a second seat.

05/10/2016 Research by staff