Schools

St. Johns County Schools Welcome Fewer Restrictions With Amendment 8

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. --  When there are more than 18 students in a classroom at Ketterlinus Elementary in St. Augustine, two teachers will team up in the room.

State guidelines allow 18 students per teacher in elementary schools, 22 in middle schools.  

St. Johns Superintendent Joseph Joyner says the constant balancing act from those hard class size caps has been a burden on school districts.

"All of the decisions and I would call those unintended consequences, have not been necessarily good for kids.  So our first objection is on an instructional, student level," said Joyner.

He says he would welcome new flexibility offered by Amendment 8, which is on the ballot November 2nd.

"I think smaller classes are good but I don't think teachers like children moved out of their classroom after they've formed relationships," said Joyner.

National College Fair Comes to Jacksonville

The National Association for College Admission Counseling will host its annual Regional College Fair where students and parents can meet with college admission representatives from across the country.

Flagler College partners with TPC Sawgrass for Annual President's Golf Classic

Flagler College is partnering with TPC at Sawgrass to host the 2010 President's Golf Classic benefiting the Flagler College Scholarship Fund. The event will take place at the Dye's Valley Golf Course at TPC Sawgrass on Oct. 4.

"On behalf of the PGA Tour and TPC Sawgrass, we are very proud to partner with Flagler College in hosting this annual event," said Bill Hughes, general manger of TPC Sawgrass.

St. John's County Superintendent Town Hall Meetings

The Superintendent is conducting a series of town hall meetings hosted by various School Board members during the next six weeks.