Education

New Sarasota County Schools Superintendent Sworn In

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

08/10/2020 By Staff

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

Coronavirus

Florida Education Commissioner Orders Schools to Reopen This Fall

However, local health officials have the option to override it.

07/07/2020 By Staff

Jobs

Women’s Resource Center to Host 'Careers in Education' Webinar

In partnership with Sarasota County Schools, the webinar will address careers in education for high-demand instructional and support positions.

06/09/2020 By Staff

Education

Sarasota County Schools Begins Search for New Superintendent

The school board says it intends to fill the position before the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year.

04/09/2020 By Staff

Education

Sarasota County Schools Will Provide Drive-Thru Meal Services for Students

Meals will be offered at five local schools every week until schools re-open.

03/16/2020 Photography by Megan McDonald

Education

Sarasota, Manatee County Schools to Close Through March 30

School districts around the state will keep students home for an extra week following spring break.

03/13/2020 By Megan McDonald

Sweet story

Kona Ice Trucks Are Helping Local Schools Raise Money, One Shaved Ice at a Time

"We simply care about our kids, and if there's a need, we go after it," says Elizabeth Boyers, one of the local franchise's owners.

03/05/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Wings of Hope

Butterflies of Hope & Remembrance Uses the 75th Anniversary of Holocaust Liberation as a Communitywide Teaching Tool

This year-long series will bring educational programs and events to the Sarasota-Manatee area.

02/03/2020 By Allison Forsyth

How to Save a Life

Simulated Teenagers Are Training Sarasota County School Staff to Help Troubled Students

The new training is a response to a spreading mental health crisis among young Americans.

01/30/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Football

Billy Huthman Named Head Football Coach at North Port High School

Huthman was the North Port Bobcats; assistant football coach during the 2019-20 season and was responsible for quarterbacks and special teams.

12/27/2019 By Staff

Paying tribute

Newtown Alive, School System Partner to Honor an Education Pioneer

The organizations plan to commemorate Dorothye Smith, the first African-American principal to be hired at an integrated Sarasota County school.

12/20/2019 By Shelby Schwartz

Awards

Heather Young Named Sarasota County School District 2020 Teacher of the Year

Young is a 22-year veteran teacher.

12/12/2019 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

School District and County Libraries Partner to Launch Suite of Digital Tools for Schools

ONEPass is a partnership to expand teacher, staff and student access to a variety of diverse learning tools.

11/22/2019 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

Superintendent Accepts School Board Exit Plan

If the Sarasota County School Board approves a new agreement at its next meeting, superintendent Todd Bowden will step down on Dec. 31.

11/12/2019 By Staff

Education

Sarasota County Schools Announces 2020 'Principal of the Year'

The school system also named the 2020 Assistant Principal of the Year.

10/14/2019 By Staff

Awards

Government Finance Officers Association Honors Sarasota County Schools

The school system was awarded a certificate of achievement for excellence in financial reporting.

10/09/2019 By Staff