Adapting the national trend for its own use, Miami-Dade County Public Schools first rolled out a food truck last summer as a way to deliver healthy meals to students for free at no cost to the district.
The Durham school board has issued a letter of reprimand to Superintendent Eric Becoats for hiring a school activity bus and driver in June to take friends and family members to private events, including a trip to the mall.
When the Missouri Supreme Court upheld a law in June allowing students from failing school districts to transfer to good ones, Harriett Gladney saw a path to a better education for her 9-year-old daughter.
By Wednesday afternoon, more than 430 people had signed a petition on the website Change.org that urges the Wake County, N.C. school board to opt for the name “West Apex High” instead of Apex Friendship High. The word “Friendship” was included in the name to honor the historic Friendship community, where the new school will be located.
The Greenfield (Wis.) School District hired Mark S. Kapocius, a municipal judge from Greendale, a suburb of Milwaukee, as director of human resources, finishing off a round of three administrative hires in the district.
Jordan School District residents could be voting on the largest bond proposal in Utah history—a request for more than $500 million. The request comes as a result of the district’s boom in student population, which has rocketed 60 percent to 51,000 students over the last decade, with more than 2,000 new students expected this fall.
Debate over the district’s transfer policy ramped up during the months-long discussion last fall on how to balance enrollment within the Jefferson High School cluster, where five schools have been closed since 2005.
Battle High School (Columbia, Mo.) staff ordered about 1,100 iPad Minis for incoming students to use instead of textbooks. District officials touted the savings of the technology over the cost of textbooks as one of the benefits of the move to digital.
Columbus City Schools notified 13 secretaries at the district’s Northgate Center curriculum-development center yesterday that their positions will be eliminated by the start of the school year in August, the union president in charge of non-teaching employees confirmed.
The University of Massachusetts-Amherst appointed Julie Buehler as vice chancellor of information services and strategy and chief information officer (CIO). Prior to this appointment, Buehler held several executive-level positions with the University of Rochester, including most recently, deputy CIO.