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The Flagler County School Board approved its 2012-2013 code of conduct Monday night, Aug. 6, noting a few dress-code-related changes from last year’s rulebook.
In line with the district’s new mandatory uniforms policy, kindergartners through sixth-graders who breaks the dress code will receive a verbal warning, and their parents will be called on the first offense. The second offense will mean a referral and one period of in-school suspension, and it would also make students ineligible to participate in extracurricular activities for five days. A third offense means a referral and three periods of in-school suspension and extracurricular ineligibility for 30 days. A fourth offense would mean another referral and one day of suspension.
Students in grades seven to 12, however, will replace in-school suspension with detention and Saturday school. Repeat offenses will also be considered disruptive behavior.
Further, students will not be allowed to attend class out of dress code, and absences from policy violations will be considered unexcused. At the same time, no student will be denied attendance into school for failing to wear a uniform because of financial restrictions. If assistance is needed, parents should contact their children’s principal.
If clothes are deemed inappropriate by a principal, guardians may be asked to bring new clothes to school.
To read the full uniforms policy, visit www.flaglerschools.com.
School district renews consortium contract
The School Board voted 4-1 to renew its participation agreement with the Small School District Consortium, for the 2012-2013 school year. The contract requires a $2,850 buy-in. Trevor Tucker opposed.
“I think the question is, how much do we benefit from our participation?” Superintendent Janet Valentine asked. But when she and board member Colleen Conklin visited Washington last year to lobby to retain Adults with Disability funds, which the district was scheduled to lose, she said, within an hour, a fellow consortium member laid out a full plan for the two, detailing where they needed to go and who they needed to talk to. And the funding was retained.
“This, I think, is a very small price to pay for a contract that keeps out eyes and ears for us,” Conklin said. “This consortium is definitely focused on the small districts.”
But Board member Trevor Tucker wondered whether one of the other lobbies for the district could have done the same job as this consortium did for Conklin and Valentine last year.
“For me,” he said, “I think four lobbyists is too many.”
Jacksonville firm to reroof FPC
After receiving six bids, the School Board awarded a $808,000 contract to partially reroof the 100 building at Flagler Palm Coast High School to BBG Contracting Group Inc., of Jacksonville, which has done several district roof jobs in the past.
The total funding budgeted for the high school roof project is $1.23 million.
Currently 2 Responses
- How is it Wal Mart can get their reroofing done by Perry Roofing Inc., for the $462,946 and the 100 Building at Flagler Palm Coast High School to BBG Contracting Group Inc., of Jacksonville for 1.23 million dollars? Wal-Mart is much bigger than the 100 Building at FPC!
- I think this whole uniform thing is going to be a huge disaster. It is going to do the exact opposite of what was intended and completely distract from focusing on educating our kids by putting the focus on what they are wearing. Who cares what they are wearing? Kids learn better in clithes they feel comfortable in Not to mention the financial burden it places on families.
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High School students donate to breast cancer patients
The Flagler Palm Coast High School Future Business Leaders of America class donated $580 to Florida Hospital Flagler Foundation’s breast cancer fund, which provides screening mammograms, diagnostic studies and education to local qualified women who are uninsured and seeking assistance.
Florida Hospital Flagler gives $2,000 in scholarships
Florida Hospital Flagler's medical staff donated $2,000 in scholarships to four graduating high school students.
Premier: Rotary of Flagler County gets thumbs up
Also, Club President Rick Staly was recognized with a "Well Done" Award.