Asbestos bid awarded for school project

The first bid has been approved for the Monticello school district’s $33.2 million building project. The school board approved $225,000 in asbestos abatement bids on March 14, a precursor to new construction at the high school/Washington Elementary campus that will begin this fall.

'Will A. Wonkie' set for Bement stage

It’s not quite the Willie Wonka production many grew up with, but “Will A. Wonkie and the College Tour (chocolate not included)” is close enough to the original to take one back to the 1970s Gene Wilder-based movie, yet updated enough with college jocks, computer game addicts and selfie sticks to make it appeal to a modern audience.

High schooler doing part to fight substance abuse

By Theresa Laumann
The I.M.P.A.C.T. Coalition

We are up against a time where JUULs are finding their way into the hands of our kids, alcohol consumption by teens is still heavy, and many parents are unsure of what to say. It’s tough. And this is where prevention efforts come into play.

School board approves personnel changes

The following personnel moves were made by the Monticello school board following a closed session at its Feb. 20 meeting:

–The board approved the hiring of Shayla Fountain as a kindergarten teacher, and Natalie McDowell as a personal aide and nurse at the high school;

D-W approves school improvement agreements

The DeLand-Weldon school board has approved two measures aimed at helping the district improve its educational opportunities – and its state report card test scores. The agreements with the Regional Office of Education lay out plans that are required because two of its schools received under performing grades from the state.

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