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Legislation was passed (Chapter 2016-220, Section 24, Laws of Florida) to create a 3-day sales tax holiday that will begin at 12:01 a.m., Friday, August 5, 2016, and end at 11:59 p.m., Sunday, August 7, 2016. During this period, no Florida sales tax or local option tax will be collected on sales of clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $60 or less per item and on certain school supplies selling for $15 or less per item.

For more information, visit the Florida Department of Revenue's website at http://dor.myflorida.com/Pages/default.aspx.

Scores from the NGSSS, FSA, and EOC assessments are now posted online in the Focus Parent Portal.  Individual score reports will be sent from the schools.  Please contact your child's school if you have questions.
There will be no school on Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day. Tuesday, May 31 will be the last day of school and an early release day. We hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable summer!

Effective June 1, 2016 until further notice, the Hwy. 90 entrance to Holmes County High School will be closed due to new construction. All traffic should enter the school from Sandpath Road. A temporary reception area will be established in the Agriculture Education area. Once you enter the school grounds, there will be signs directing you to this temporary reception area. Anyone entering the school will need to report to the temporary reception area for assistance. Thank you for your patience during this time.

Congratulations to our 3rd grade students and teachers on their outstanding scores on the ELA portion of the Florida Standards Assessments! Superintendent Eddie Dixon stated, “We are very pleased with the 2016 3rd Grade ELA FSA Results. 55% of our 3rd graders scored level 3 or above. This represents a 25% increase over the previous year and the third largest increase in Florida. Results like these are due to students, teachers, administrators, and parents working hard together.”
The Drama Department of Bonifay Middle School will present Shrek Jr. on Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21 at 6:00 p.m. each evening.  Tickets are $5 and may be purchased at the door.

Everyone,

President Obama has issued a letter from the US Department of Justice and Department of Education relating to transgender rights.  Holmes County Schools will NOT prescribe to the directions of the memo.  This is NOT a change in law and we as a school district will NOT change our practices or policies that are currently in place.    Providing a safe and secure learning environment for ALL students has always been and will continue to be our top priority in decision making.  Should concerns be expressed by students, parents, or colleagues please assure them  there are NO CHANGES nor any being planned in Holmes County School District’s policies or procedures.  Please refer any questions to the District Office or me.

This overreach of President Obama and the Federal Government is troubling to me as a local School Superintendent.  I am startled by the process and procedure utilized.  I feel confident Governor Scott and our Florida Legislators will support Florida Educators in this issue.

Sincerely,

Eddie Dixon
Superintendent