Santa Rosa County School Board officials met on Oct. 13 to tend to the business of running the county’s school system. All board members were present and accounted for, and the meeting ran smoothly.
October is a busy month for the school district, as many awards and recognitions were distributed.
Sherry Diamond, director of elementary education, distributed awards for community service and partnership. The Golden School Award was given to schools whose total number of volunteer hours was at least twice the number of students enrolled.
All of Navarre’s schools earned this prestigious award.
“These schools have gone above and beyond to be a vital part of the community,” Diamond said.
In total, county schools earned 237,567 volunteer hours in the 2010 – 2011 school year.
There were also awards handed out acknowledging schools for excellence in the food services department. Jud Crane, Director of Purchasing and Contract Administration called the county’s food services “the finest in the state and the most awarded in the state.”
The Florida School Nutrition Association recognized several county schools including Gulf Breeze High School for their achievements in nutrition.
For more on this story, see the Oct. 20 edition of The Navarre Press.