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MEDIA ADVISORY

October 25, 2002

Contact: Pam Bryant
Florida Board of Education
(850) 201-7130

Board of Education Chairman Handy and Representative Mealor launch three-day school recognition tour in Orange County

TALLAHASSEE — Board of Education Chairman Phil Handy and State Representative David Mealor on Monday will tour Orange County to present recognition awards to six schools that maintained "A" grades or improved school grades during the 2001-2002 school year.

The following is a schedule of school recognition presentations and the amount being presented to each school.

  • Monday, Oct. 28, noon
    Winter Park High School will receive $328,093. The school maintained its "A" grade from 2001 to 2002.

  • Monday, Oct. 28, 1:30 p.m.
    Lockhart Elementary School in Orlando improved a letter grade from a "D" in 2001 to a "C" in 2002. The school will receive $56,934.

  • Tuesday, Oct. 29, 8 a.m.
    Lake Howell High School in Winter Park will receive $191,528. The school improved its grade of "C" in 2001 to a "B" in 2002.

  • Wednesday, Oct. 30, 9 a.m.
    Washington Shores Elementary School in Orlando will receive $47,352. The school improved its grade of "D" in 2001 to a "B" in 2002.

  • Wednesday, Oct. 30, noon
    Tangelo Park Elementary School in Orlando improved a letter grade from a "D" in 2001 to a "C" in 2002. The school will receive a check for $36,534.

  • Wednesday, Oct. 30, 1:30 p.m.
    Gotha Middle School in Windermere will receive a check for $146,128. The school improved from a "B" in 2001 to an "A" in 2002.

Recognition money can be used by a school for non-recurring bonuses to faculty and staff, non-recurring expenditures for educational equipment and materials, or hiring temporary personnel to assist in maintaining and improving student performance.