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June 20, 2003

Frances Marine
Press Secretary
(850) 245-0413

Education Commissioner Jim Horne and Other Education Officials to Stop in North Florida on Summer Reading Camp Tour

TALLAHASSEE — Education Commissioner Jim Horne and other education officials will tour Summer Reading Camps in several counties. The first stops will be in St. Johns, Baker, and Columbia counties. Summer Reading Camps serve third grade students who are facing retention because they have not yet mastered the necessary skills to read independently. For more information on Summer Reading Camps, please call 1-866-FLA-READ, or visit the Florida Department of Education's Read to Learn website at:

On Monday, June 23, 2003, the Summer Reading Camp Tour will stop at:

8:00 a.m. - St. Johns County
Julington Creek Elementary
2316 Racetrack Road
Jacksonville, Florida
(904) 287-2311

10:00 a.m. - Baker County
MacClenny Elementary
1 Wildkitten Drive
MacClenny, Florida
(904) 259-2551

11:45 a.m. - Columbia County
Eastside Elementary
225 Defender Avenue
Lake City, Florida
(386) 755-8220