Starting the School Year
Miami-Dade public schools superintendent had one message for students and teachers for the new school year. “My message is simple: Sleep well, rest, eat healthy. Be to school on time. Be respectful; be responsible for your actions,” said Alberto Carvalho. “As for the teachers– welcome back. You’re the most talented teachers in America.” According to the school district, close to 65,000 students, in Miami-Dade County alone, are getting bused to school this year. Officials are reminding drivers to lower their speed limits in school zones and take caution around school buses. New school International Studies Preparatory Academy is opening its doors to students for the first time on Monday. This Coral Gables school offers state of the art technology to students and teachers. “Every classroom has interactive smart boards, projectors, sound system for the teachers,” said the school’s principal, Alejandro Perez. “The entire building will be wireless for the students to bring laptops and other technology.” In Broward County, teachers and staff are starting off the school year with a newly approved contract. The new agreement makes the district eligible for millions of dollars in federal aid. The Broward County School Board is also facing some changes, as two school board members recently left their post and permanent replacement has yet to be found for former superintendent James Notter.