May 27, 2016
May 25, 2016
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.
May 23, 2016
May 18, 2016
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.