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Here's the latest from the Osceola School District

    Osceola County School Board Approves Half-Cent Sales Tax Resolution For Voter Approval
    08/15/2016
    Facing a growing capital funding deficit that is now over $500 million for the next five years, the Osceola County School Board has approved a special resolution to add a referendum to the November 8th ballot for a half-cent sales surtax. The sole purpose of which is to reduce the capital funding shortfall to better meet the needs of our community.
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    Four Principals In Osceola County Selected For Commissioner's Leadership Academy
    08/23/2016
    Four Osceola school principals have been selected for the Commissioner's Leadership Academy, a year-long job-embedded professional learning opportunity from the Florida Department of Education and the Council for Educational Change.
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    Osceola's Mobile STEM Lab Recipient Of National Award For Outstanding Emerging Mobile Laboratory Programs
    08/22/2016
    After only one year in operation, the Osceola School District's Mobile STEM Lab has earned recognition as the sole winner of the "Outstanding Emerging Mobile Lab Program" Award given by the Mobile Laboratory Coalition, a national organization of mobile labs.
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    School District Recognized For Excellence In Financial Reporting
    08/19/2016
    The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the Osceola School District by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015.
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    Two Osceola Students Win National Playwright Competition
    08/18/2016
    Osceola County School for the Arts seniors Sophia DuRose and Katie O'Malley have won the Senior Division of the national VSA Playwright Discovery Competition held at The Kennedy Center. Their play, Two Scoops of Ice Cream, was one of seven selected as winners out of the 90 plays submitted.
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    New Administrative Appointment (08-16-16)
    08/17/2016
    On August 16, the Osceola County School Board approved the following administrative appointment: Melanie Stefanowicz, Executive Director of Secondary and Post-Secondary/Career and Technical Education
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    Osceola School District To Host College Colors Day To Spread The College Knowledge
    08/16/2016
    As the Osceola School District continues to build a college-going culture for students, the Osceola County School Board invites all school district employees, parents, and community members to wear their college colors on Friday, September 2, 2016.
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    Osceola County School Board Approves 2017-2018 Academic Calendar
    08/15/2016
    Click "Read More" to view the 2017-2018 Academic Calendar for all public schools in the Osceola School District. The first day of school for students will be on Thursday, August 10, 2017. As academic success for students is the district's number one priority, this early start date allows for the first semester and end-of-course/semester exams to finish before Winter Break.
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    Back-to-School Information
    07/05/2016
    Classes resume for all Osceola County students on August 10, 2016. Click "Read More" to see all of the latest back-to-school information!
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    Osceola School District's Back-To-School Hotline Opens August 8
    07/14/2016
    The Osceola County School Board knows that in the beginning of a new school year, parents and students have plenty of questions. Luckily, the answers are just a phone call away!
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    Two Osceola School Administrators Recognized For Outstanding Leadership
    08/08/2016
    Each year, the Florida Department of Education recognizes exemplary principals and assistant principals across the state for their contributions to their schools and communities. The following two Osceola administrators have been selected for recognition as 2016-2017 District winners: Mary Ann Rodriguez-Perez, Principal of Boggy Creek Elementary, and Thomas Rademacher, Assistant Principal at Denn John Middle School.
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    Upcoming Open Houses For Osceola County Schools
    07/14/2016
    All Osceola students and parents are encouraged to attend their school's upcoming Open House in order to prepare for the 2016/2017 school year. Students will begin classes on Wednesday, August 10, which will not be an early-release day for students.
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    New Administrative Appointments (07-12-16)
    07/13/2016
    On July 12, the Osceola County School Board approved the following administrative appointments: Sharon Hahn, Principal of Central Avenue Elementary, Peter Hodges, Principal of Flora Ridge Elementary, Thomas Ott, Principal of Technical Education Center of Osceola (TECO), Lisa L. Tindall, Assistant Principal of Ventura Elementary.
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    Official SAT Practice With Kahn Academy
    07/05/2016
    The School District of Osceola County is ranked number 1 in the nation for percentage of students linked to Khan Academy and College Board. Students are highly encouraged to utilize this FREE resource to increase SAT scores, which may lead to college acceptances and scholarship opportunities.
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    Preliminary School Grades
    07/08/2016
    The Florida Department of Education issued preliminary 2015-2016 school grades on July 8, 2016. These grades reflect a new grading system developed and released earlier this year, and these school grades are the first set of results measuring learning gains for students on the new standards as measured by the Florida Standards Assessments (FSA).
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SUPERINTENDENT'S MESSAGE


Dr. Debra P. Pace

As education is at the heart of our thriving community, the Osceola School District is focused on a clear mission to provide the highest quality of education to our children. We do that by creating a strategic plan with the School Board that aligns the district’s dollars, staff time, and resources to what best supports the highest of expectations for our students. Parents have every right to expect that outstanding instruction is taking place in every classroom every day, and all of our community residents, businesses, and organizations can be assured that they are welcome to become engaged with our schools. As we continue to build on our collective strengths and grow where we have opportunities, the focus will always remain on supporting our students so that they soar higher than they ever thought possible.

Debra Pace, Superintendent

MESSAGE FROM SCHOOL BOARD


School Board

As a School Board, we are proud that the Osceola County School District is a formidable economic engine in the Central Florida area. Osceola’s future economic growth and increased prosperity are assured with the new Medical City on its northern border, Walt Disney World and other attractions to the west, a new Valencia College campus coming to Poinciana, and the Florida Advanced Manufacturing Center, a new high-tech manufacturing facility, in the heart of the county. Strong community involvement, collaboration, and support for public education exist throughout the county. Despite rapid growth, Osceola has been able to preserve its rural heritage, a trait desired by so many other communities. Without a doubt, the Osceola County School District is poised to continually build on past successes and to realize educational possibilities that reflect the highest of expectations for all students.

Osceola County School Board Members

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