Friday, February 3, 2012
Osceola Fundamental High School is the best in the area, and Largo's other middle and high schools all earned a "C" or higher in new rankings from the state Department of Education.
Pinellas County Schools earned a "B" in new school rankings from the Florida Department of Education. Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco and Manatee counties in the Tampa Bay area were all graded "B" school districts. Sarasota County received an "A." The rankings are based on points derived from FCAT scores and other factors. Here's how individual schools in the Largo-Seminole area ranked: Elementary schools Middle schools High schools Since the 1998-99 school year, Floridians have used school grades to help assess the quality of their local schools. The school rankings, based on the points used to determine school grades, are part of the Department of Education’s ongoing effort to increase transparency by providing clear measures and metrics …
Monday, December 19, 2011
Members of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers recently spent time exercising with Largo students as part of the NFL's Play 60 program.
Monday, December 19, 2011
Oakhurst Elementary recently hosted several members of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as part of the NFL's Play 60 program. As part of the program, the school was awarded a $10,000 grant from the NFL to spend on health and wellness initiatives, according to a release from Pinellas County Schools. Buccaneers who visited the school included: Students wore red and black, the cafeteria put together a special tailgate theme, and members of the Seminole High band greeted the Buccaneers when they arrived. The NFL started the Play 60 program in 2007, according to NFL.com. It's designed to fight childhood obesity by encouraging young people to be active for at least 60 minutes a day. Oakhurst is at 10535 137th St.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Boundary changes for Oakhurst, Fuguitt, Frontier and 24 other elementary schools will take effect in the 2012-13 school year.
An elementary school rezoning plan designed to stabilize school populations across the county was unanimously approved Tuesday evening. School leaders say the changes are intended to relieve crowding at some schools while taking advantage of room at others. The rezoning plan will affect more than 2,100 students at 27 elementary schools. Three schools in Largo will be affected by the rezoning plan: Frontier, Oakhurst and Fuguitt elementary schools. The 6-0 vote came after Pinellas County School Board heard from a dozen parents who voiced a variety of concerns. The public discussion was set for 7 p.m. to allow parents who work during the day to participate. But Rebecca Paone, a real estate consultant with Keller Williams Realty Gulfside…
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Students at three local elementary schools would be affected if the school board approves boundary changes for 2012-13.
Boundaries for 27 elementary school districts in Pinellas County are poised to be redrawn if the school board gives final approval to a 2012-13 rezoning plan at today's meeting. Largo students at Frontier, Oakhurst and Fuguitt elementary schools would be affected if the rezoning proposal is approved. At a preliminary hearing Nov. 8, Oakhurst parent Michelle Allred spoke out against the plan. Her son would be zoned for Fuguitt if the proposal is approved. "It's unfair for you to cause anxiety and frustration for families year after year after year, and parents worry that their children won't be allowed to attend their current school every year," said Allred, a former public school teacher in Pinellas County. "If you've made a commitment, …
Thursday, November 10, 2011
The Pinellas County School Board has given preliminary approval to a rezoning plan that would change boundaries for 27 elementary schools in the 2012-13 school year, including three in Largo.
School board members will decide next month whether to move forward with a rezoning plan that could affect 2,100 students at 27 elementary schools, including Frontier, Oakhurst and Fuguitt elementary schools in Largo. A vote at Tuesday's Pinellas County School Board meeting was the first of two needed to approve the plan, which would take effect during the 2012-13 school year. School officials say rezoning is needed to relieve crowding at some schools, while taking advantage of room at others. In Largo, that would mean changing the boundaries of: Local Parents Speak Out Against Changes About two dozen parents spoke against the change Tuesday, including Michelle Allred, a former public school teacher in Pinellas County whose son is in …