Orlando Schools Receive Awards and Funding from the Community


Orlando public faculties might be acknowledged for excellent prevention efforts in the usage of alcohol, tobacco and different medication on the Statewide Prevention Convention in Orlando held on the Caribe Royale Resort. Solely 10 faculties within the state are being honored throughout the occasion to be held on September 20, 2006. Lancaster

Elementary; Gotha and Southwest center faculties; and Boone and Timber Creek excessive faculties will obtain particular commendation for modern and community-involved applications to assist college students to make accountable and sensible selections. All these Orlando faculties are honored to have obtained such distinction within

the state of Florida and are inspired that their substance abuse applications have been confirmed so profitably. “As educators, we would like all of our college students to make the best alternative when confronted with selections that would influence their younger lives eternally,” stated Superintendent Ronald Blocker. “I am very blissful that others

outdoors of [Orlando schools] worth and applaud the collective group efforts these faculties are utilizing in order that our college students may be profitable out and in of the classroom.” Florida’s First Woman, Columba Bush, will attend the Statewide Prevention Convention. She might be available to current the Orlando faculties with specially-designed flags in honor of the popularity throughout the opening session from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. on September 20, 2006. Her participation provides further bragging rights to the Orlando faculties honored by her go-to. The 5 Orlando faculties will obtain additional recognition throughout the annual Florida Division of Training’s Secure and Drug-Free Faculties Convention to be held subsequent December. Their applications are being examined all through the Florida instructional group. The CFE Federal Credit score Union is donating $100,000 12 months, totaling a half-million {dollars} to Orlando faculties to purchase books for media facilities. That is the fourth 12 months of the {Dollars} for Books program. “That is all about offering college students with the instruments they should turn into profitable,” stated Joseph Melbourne, President, and CEO of CFE Federal Credit score Union. “Studying is like compounded curiosity, slightly every day provides up and it supplies a wealth of information for our college students.”




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