District, employees settle on salaries, benefits

Published: Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 09:42 AM.

While the overall numbers highlight a continuing trend of declining enrollment - 10 years ago district enrollment topped 2,200 – there were two positive signs reported during Tuesday’s board meeting.

The kindergarten classes at Port St. Joe Elementary School are well up, 88 students, causing Principal Sue Gannon to restructure programs to meet class size requirements.

And the number of students who are home-schooled in the county is down, from 85 to 64 students.

“The good news is some of those students are returning to the schools,” said Deborah Crosby, coordinator for programs.

Highland View Elementary

The board approved Norton updating the appraisals and advertising for the Highland View School site, which the district has been trying to sell for nearly a year.

Norton said the district had not had any serious buyers after two rounds of legal advertisement and he said he wanted to restart the process as the building becomes more of an eyesore and dangerous as it sits vacant.

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