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Posts Tagged ‘ Seminole County Public Schools ’

Starting School on a Shoestring

September 2, 2011

Hear remarks from Dr. Bill Vogel, superintendent of Seminole County Florida Public Schools recorded at the August 25, 2011 Hot Topic Luncheon of the League of Women Voters of Seminole County as — in the face of looming budget deficits — he describes the “tipping point” of the public school system from A-rated to...
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Faith Community’s Conversation on Homelessness

September 1, 2011

On this Heard in Central Florida, hear remarks from Dr. Joel Hunter, senior pastor of Northland – A Church Distributed in Longwood, Florida and comments from more than 20-faith based leaders in Seminole County Florida as, for the first time, they gather to discuss a county-wide faith-based initiative to work parallel with non-sectarian organizations...
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Commentary: Because making decisions in the best interests of our students matter

May 17, 2011
Listen to this commentary on-line now at CMF Public Media

CMF Public Media presents this 3-minute commentary by a voice that matters on an issue that voice believes matters. Dr. Tina Calderone, board member, Seminole County Public Schools, commenting on “making decisions in the best interests of our students.” “Seminole County Public Schools is recognized nationally and state-wide as a high performing school district....
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Hispanic Students in Seminole County

April 19, 2011

The Hispanic population in Florida increased by 57% in a decade. The student population in Seminole County Public Schools is 18% Hispanic.  And Hispanic students have a high dropout rate.   These statistics put pressure on the school system and Hispanic students adapt and improve.  Two Hispanic high school students and the Coordinator of the...
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A perfect storm?

December 14, 2010
Schaffner: 1-on-1 (photo - CMF Public Media)

DeDe Schaffner has been elected Chairman of the Seminole County School Board at a time of declining revenues and increasing services.  In this audio podcast, she discusses the challenges and issues that face the schools during this difficult time. CMF producer Desta Horner goes 1-0n-1 with Schaffner (Feature length: 14:54, plus 36:25 extended interview)....
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1-on-1 with 3 government leaders, a homeless update, and interfaith cooperation

December 10, 2010
CMF Public Media

New podcasts from Central Florida Matters have been posted on-line with pieces featuring local issues and voices that matter in Seminole County. Listen to interviews with new Winter Springs mayor Charles Lacey, new Seminole County School board chair DeDe Schaffner, and former Seminole County Board of County Commissioner board chair Bob Dallari as each...
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1/2 cent sales tax: Why the defeat?

November 18, 2010

Hear remarks about the defeated initiative for a 1/2 cent sales tax use by  Seminole County Public Schools. Opponent Grant Maloy, founder of 6 for Seminole, and proponent Sandra Robinson, former board chair of Seminole County Public Schools look back and speak about the outcome of the campaign and forecast what’s next as a result...
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1/2 Cent $ales Tax

October 3, 2010
Half Cent Sales Tax title (photo + graphic - CMF Public Media)

On the November 2 ballot, Seminole County, Florida voters will be asked to decide on a referendum to provide a ½ cent sales tax for building repairs and technology for the schools. Listen to or download the feature from CMF Public Media’s website as School board chairman Sandy Robinson urges support for the proposal and...
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