School Board Regular Meeting

A regular Jefferson County School Board meeting has been scheduled for October 12, 2015 at 6:00 PM, 1490 W. Washington Street. Please select the link below to download the meeting packet. 

Regular School Board Meeting October 12, 2015

Jefferson County School District Observes Disability History and Awareness Weeks
The first two weeks of October are Disability History and Awareness Weeks! Section 1003.4205, Florida Statutes, entitled Disability History and Awareness Instruction, was signed into law in 2008. It requires school districts to designate the first two weeks of October as Disability History and Awareness Weeks and also promotes providing instruction for students in all public schools to expand student knowledge, understanding, and awareness of individuals with disabilities, disability history, and the disability rights movement. 
Please check out the video  to expand your knowledge, understanding and awareness of individuals that are disabled in our very own backyard. Jefferson County School District focuses on individuals' abilities rather than their disabilities.  For more information about Jefferson County School District Exceptional Student Education, please contact us at (850) 342-0100

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month is the period from September 15 to October 15 in the United States, when people recognize the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrate the group’s heritage and culture. Hispanic Heritage Week was approved by president Lyndon Johnson in 1968 and the length of it was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period (September 15 – October 15). It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988 on the approval of Public Law 100-402. September 15 was chosen as the starting point for the celebration because it is the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. All declared independence in 1821. In addition, Mexico, Chile and Belize celebrate their independence days on September 16, September 18, and September 21, respectively.

Hispanic Heritage Month also celebrates the long and important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans in North America, starting with the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus on the morning of October 12, 1492. A map of late 18th-century North America shows this presence, from the small outpost of San Francisco founded in the desolate wilderness of Alta California in 1776, through the Spanish province of Texas with its vaqueros (cowboys), to the fortress of St. Augustine, Florida — the first continuous European settlement in North America, founded in 1565, forty-two years before the English landed in Jamestown, Virginia.

For more on Hispanic Heritage Month click here!


Florida Teachers Classroom Supply Assistance Program

Sixty classroom teachers in the Jefferson County School District received $230 to purchase classroom instructional materials and supplies for use in teaching their students. For the full story and photos, please select the "Read More" link below. 

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