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.
May 16, 2016
May 10, 2016
Public Input Meeting
June 1, 2016
HDSB Board Room
IDEA, Part B – Entitlement – These funds are allocated for the support of special projects which will contribute to the solution of persisting state-wide needs in the education of exceptional students.
IDEA, Part B – Preschool Entitlement - These funds are allocated to provide special education and related services to handicapped children aged three through five.
Title I – Part A (Title I Basic) program provides services to help schools with high concentrations of students from low-income families be able to offer high-quality education that will enable all children to meet, at a minimum, proficiency levels on challenging state academic achievement standards and state academic assessments.
Title I – Part C - These funds are allocated to provide services to migratory students who are failing or at risk of failing to meet the State’s challenging content and academic achievement standards and whose education has been interrupted during the regular school year.
Title II, Part A – Teacher and Principal Training/Recruiting –This program’s purpose is to improve teacher and principal quality and increase the number of highly qualified teachers and principals.
Title III Part A – This program is for limited English proficient students and is tailored to individual student needs. The program uses either English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) or home language instructional strategies.
Title IV Part B-21st Century Community Learning Centers-This program provides after-school and summer enrichment programs for students.
Title VI, Part B, Subpart 2 – Rural Education Achievement Program – These funds are allocated to provide additional support to rural or low income districts.
May 9, 2016
April 18, 2016
April 13, 2016
Holmes County High School is celebrating the 100th Anniversary of JROTC by hosting a 5k Fun Run at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 23 at the HCHS track. Registration costs $30 and the public is encouraged to participate by visiting http://www.active.com/bonifay-fl/running/distance-running-races/jrotc-100th-anniversary-fun-run-bonifay-fl-holmes-county-sh-2016?int= or by visiting Active.com and search for “JROTC 100” near Bonifay. We don’t plan to include any trophies or race categories – this is purely a “Fun” Run. See attached race flier.
The worldwide JROTC/ROTC Fun Run is a one-of-a-kind event that allows participants around the world to run simultaneously, with each time zone’s start time synchronized to 3:00 PM Greenwich Mean Time, in an attempt to set a world record.
April 8, 2016
March 25, 2016
Kindergarten open enrollment for the 2016-2017 school year in Homes County will be held at Bethlehem High School, Bonifay Elementary School, Ponce de Leon Elementary School and Poplar Springs High School during the week of April 25-29, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. each day.
Florida law states that any child that is five years of age on or before September 1,2016 is eligible to register for kindergarten .
It is very important in planning for the 2016-2017 school year to have all eligible kindergarteners register during this open enrollment period.
Please bring the following information with you when you come to register your child:
Verification of Legal Name - Birth Certificate
Verification of Age - Birth Certificate
Verification of Immunization and Physical Exam - These must be completed on Florida forms by a physician or a Florida county health department. Proof of physical examination must be within the last year. If documentation cannot be provided, a physical examination must be obtained within 30 days.
Verification of Address - Parent or guardian's Florida driver's license or state ID showing the current correct address. Another item in the parent or guardian's name showing the current address such as: auto registration, current bill or current pay stub.