Sarasota County Teacher of the Year Finalists Announced

One of the four finalists will be named the school district's Teacher of the Year at a virtual awards celebration on Thursday, Jan. 21.

12/16/2020 By Staff


Sarasota County Schools Extends Face Covering Policy

But the vote attracted passionate responses from both sides.

10/21/2020 By Staff


Sarasota County Schools Announces 23 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955.

09/24/2020 By Staff


Sarasota County Schools to Provide Free Meals for All Children Through Dec. 31

This includes children who are not currently enrolled in Sarasota County Schools.

09/23/2020 By Staff


Sarasota Schools to Open Covid-19 Testing Centers

The district is also developing a digital dashboard to track cases within schools; Manatee County just launched its own tracker.

09/03/2020 By Staff


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


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


Florida Education Commissioner Orders Schools to Reopen This Fall

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

07/07/2020 By Staff


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


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


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


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


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


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