Martin County School Board votes to change busing rules, phase out bus stops

From WPTV: “Martin County parents were dealt with some painful deja vu Tuesday, as the school board once again debated cutting bus routes from certain students. The state does not pay for bus routes for students who live within two miles of their school, unless there are hazardous conditions … Click here to read more

Martin County schools closed, will reopen with normal hours on Monday, September 18

From The Martin County School District: “Due to the continued power outages and difficulties with infrastructure that impact life safety, The Martin County School District schools and central office will be closed Wednesday, September 13 through Friday, September 15 … Click here to read more

After outraged parents protest, Martin County School Board reinstates last year’s bus stops

From WPTV: “The Martin County School District decided Friday afternoon to reinstate 90 bus stops that were previously removed from routes for the upcoming school year. More than 600 children were impacted, learning their bus stops were being eliminated because their walk to school is no longer considered hazardous. Parents were outraged … Click here to read more

News4JAX: Martin County school documents show shooter was suspended 48 days

“Documents released by the Martin County School District show the 29-year-old who shot more than 100 people at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub early Sunday morning had a troubled time in high school. As early as third grade, the Florida nightclub shooter talked frequently about sex and violence and before finishing high school was suspended for a total … Click here to read more

Summer program: Regardless of income, Martin students eligible for free food

From The Palm Beach Post: “’I think people tend to think of Martin County as a very wealthy county and the students here aren’t in need,’ said Tina Jensen, Martin County School District’s Food and Nutrition Field Supervisor Trainer. The summer program is open to all students, regardless of income … Click here to read more

Martin County School District ranked #1 in Florida by national education website

A new ranking by national education website ranks the Martin County School District as #1 in the state of Florida. This is the first year the site has ranked K-12 schools. The ratings are based off of key statistics, including academic performance, and opinion surveys. … Click here to read more

Martin County high schools earn ‘A’ rankings for third year in a row from FL Dept of Education

The Hometown News reports that “Martin County’s four high schools will be ringing in the New Year celebrating the success of earning the Florida Department of Education’s top grade for the third year in a row. The Martin County School District is one of only three of Florida’s 67 districts to achieve all ‘A’ rankings for its high schools … Click here to read more

For the 11th straight year: Martin County School District receives ‘A’ from FL Dept of Education

The Palm Beach Post reports that for the 11th straight year, the Martin County School District has received an A grade from the Florida Department of Education. … Click here to read more