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Education

  • Salaries highest percentage of school board budget

        Concerns were raised last week by a Levy County School Board member regarding a high percentage of the budget going to salaries but the explanation seemed to satisfy the board.
        Robert Philpot, a former Williston Ag teacher and the newest member, said that almost 70 percent for salaries seemed disproportionate to him and asked for an explanation of that line item in the 2011/2012 proposed budget.

  • Host families needed in Cedar Key

    Academic Year in America (AYA) is looking for Cedar Key families to host high school exchange students from all over the world.    
    Who can host a student through AYA? According to AYA Director Melanie French, an important aspect of the AYA program is that there are many types of people who can host.

  • School board wrestles with budget

    Levy schools Finance Director Bob Clemmons says dealing with the 2011-12 budget is a bit “like standing on the edge of the Grand Canyon and looking down.” 

  • Grant purchases school admin's iPads

    A non-agenda item highlighted Tuesday’s School Board of Levy County meeting.

  • Voracious reader scores perfect on FCAT

    Book publishers can’t keep up with Heather Denton, 14, who plows through piles of books every week. But, she is prepared and has a “pretty big collection of books.”

  • Meet the Class of 2011

    Cedar Key School's 2011 Graduation

    Jessi Robinson, Editor & Shark Correspondent

  • FFA Banquet honors local students and benefits FFA

    Surprise donations of $1,000 fell into the coffers of Cedar Key School’s FFA program at their banquet on May 26.

    A year of hard work ended in a celebration of students, teachers, families and friends as the school's cafeteria and auditorium was filled with great food and roaring applause.

  • Don’t sniff a gift fish

    There is a saying in Cedar Key: “Don’t sniff a gift fish”, but that is what happened Tuesday morning at the Levy County School Board meeting.

    Cedar Key property owner, Linda Marie Brandt-Statham owns a a vacant canal front lot on Whiddon Avenue, that she would like to donate to the school district.

  • Young artists show their talents at the Arts Center

    Cats with giant talons, Egyptian Sarcophagus, ceremonial masks and self portraits were just a few of the wide varieties of arts on display at the Arts Center. It wasn't just the imagination of the artists that wowed the 30 or so people came appreciate the work, it was the age of the artists - all students of Cedar Key School.

  • $1000 Scholarship for Cedar Key students

    By Tom Deverin

    On Feb.15, 2011, the Florida Departmentof Environmental Protection awarded the Cedar Key School the statewide Recycle Pledge Drive Award at a special awards ceremony.

    The Sharks won this award because they solicited more recycling pledges per student than another other school in the state.

    In addition to receiving this recognition, the school received a new computer. The Energy Advisory Panel, who helped with the pledge drive, also announced the establishment of its new Environmental Scholarship.