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MEDIA ADVISORY

August 30, 2005

Jennifer Fennell or
Cheryl Etters
(850) 245-0413

Education Commissioner to Present School Recognition Checks
Schools recognized for outstanding student performance

Education Commissioner John L. Winn will tomorrow visit two schools to present school recognition checks. Vero Beach High School in Indian River County will receive $274,204 and Colonial Drive Elementary School in Miami-Dade County will receive $32,224.

The visits will take place at:

8:00 a.m.
Vero Beach High School
1707 16th Street
Vero Beach

12:30 p.m.
Colonial Drive Elementary School
10755 SW 160th Street
Miami

The A+ School Recognition Program acknowledges schools that are achieving and showing improvement. All of Florida's public schools received report cards with grades on an "A" through "F" scale. The program recognizes schools that have improved at least one letter grade or received an "A" for the 2004-05 school year. Schools that improve at least one grade or receive an "A" based primarily on student achievement are being rewarded with $100 per student.