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The Florida Department of Education has announced an opportunity for education stakeholders to submit input for the standards review process. This new survey enables respondents to provide feedback on each existing standard individually at Floridians will still have the opportunity to submit general comments through the original survey link at

Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran said, “We have long decried the endless issues associated with Common Core, and we are taking action to eliminate every last shred of it from Florida’s academic standards. That’s why today we deployed this specific, detailed survey tool that we’ll use to make student-focused changes.” 

In February, Governor DeSantis issued Executive Order 19-32 to ensure Florida has the best academic standards in the nation by eliminating Common Core and paving the way for Florida students to receive a world-class education to prepare them for jobs of the future. This mandate directs Commissioner Richard Corcoran to comprehensively review the academic standards for Florida’s kindergarten through grade twelve students and provide recommended revisions to the Governor by January 1, 2020. 


This review process is believed to be the first time that any state has had the ability to collect and instantly analyze widespread public opinion on the education standards that drive the K-12 public school curriculum. At, stakeholders have the ability to seamlessly review each of Florida’s current Mathematics and English Language Arts standards by grade level, with additional content area standards forthcoming for review. For each subject and grade level, respondents are asked to state whether they would keep the standards as is, revise the current standard or eliminate the standards entirely and provide a rationale for their selection. The department will use the recommendations submitted through this process to develop new proposed standards before holding public hearings this fall and preparing the final standards to be submitted to Governor DeSantis.

VPK Registration

April 1, 2019

 Holmes District School Board

2019 VPK Registration Information


Parents will log in to


Parents must have a valid e-mail address to complete this procedure.

Families must upload (scan & send) the child’s birth certificate and proof of Florida residency as prompted during process.  Everything has to be completed on-line.  The Early Learning Coalition will email the Certificate to the parents, then families print it and take to the school as explained below:

Certificates of Eligibility will be accepted at each school beginning Tuesday, April 16th,  8:30-1:30.  Parents will need to furnish a copy of child’s birth certificate, current shot & physical record at this time. Parents will be asked to fill out registration forms at this time.

Limited space is available.  It will be first come, first served.  VPK registration is open on-line immediately.  There is no deadline for registration, but when our slots are filled additional student registrations will be placed on a waiting list.

Please contact Carmen Bush at 547-9341 x 1253 for more information.  Email:  [email protected] .

2019-20 School Calendar

March 20, 2019

The School Board has approved the 2019-20 school calendar.  Click the Related Files link below for printable versions.

FLDOE is excited to announce the release of the beta version of Florida’s education reports portal, EduData (, which includes the 2017-18 School and District Report Cards. Redesigned to meet the requirements outlined in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the report cards will serve as a valuable resource for understanding important information about Florida’s districts and schools, and we look forward to this opportunity to receive input on their usability. 


This is the first time the department has launched a live beta test site. The goal of this launch is to provide parents, educators and stakeholders with an opportunity to preview the report cards and, most importantly, provide valuable feedback on their content, features and functionality in order to improve the report cards going forward. On the website, there is a feedback survey and an opportunity to sign up for updates.


The report cards offer greater transparency into how the state, districts and schools are doing with regard to student achievement and success, including subgroup information, on the following key performance indicators for each district and school, as required by ESSA: the overall summative rating (district grade, school grade or school improvement rating); the breakdown of each component in the overall rating; whether a school is identified for support and detailed reasons for the identification; academic achievement, growth and participation, including alternate assessment participation; English Language Leaners’ proficiency and progress; middle school and college and career acceleration; discipline and attendance; graduation and postsecondary continuation; long-term goals and interim progress; accelerated course enrollment; and preschool enrollment. Additional data required by ESSA will be included in the report cards as we develop and expand them, including educator qualifications and equity, per-pupil expenditures, and national assessment data.  

District Report Card:


Bonifay K-8:


Holmes County High:

Ponce de Leon Elementary:

Ponce de Leon High:

Poplar Springs:


March 4-8, 2019 has been designated National School Breakfast Week across the United States.  The menu for the week is below:

Notice of Public Hearing

February 20, 2019

The Holmes County School Board will be adopting and revising school board policies at the regular school board meeting on April 2, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.  A hearing for the public for input on proposed changes will be held at 5:05 p.m. on Monday, April 1, 2019 at the Holmes County School Board Office.  A copy of the policies to be adopted or revised may be reviewed at the Holmes County School Board Office Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., except advertised holidays.

Early Release/Winter Break

December 21, 2018

Friday, December 21 will be an early release day.  School will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m. Please check with your child's school for specific pick-up times for car riders.  Schools will be closed from December 24 through January 4 for the Winter Break.  Classes will resume on Monday, January 7, 2019.

The Holmes District School Board will be adopting and revising Exceptional Student Education Policies and Procedures.  It will be presented at the school board meeting on January 15, 2019.  A hearing for the public will be held at 5:00 p.m. on January 10, 2019 for input on proposed changes at the Holmes District School Board office.  A copy of the policies to be adopted or revised may be reviewed at the Holmes District School Board office Monday-Friday from 7:30-3:00 p.m. except for advertised holidays.