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Kissimmee, St. Cloud police participate in National Drug Take Back Initiative

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 1:58 pm

The Kissimmee and St. Cloud police departments, in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and local law enforcement agencies, will participate in the National Take Back Initiative.  This initiative provides an opportunity for residents to safely dispose of expired or unwanted prescription medication. On Saturday, from 10 a.m. to  2 p.m., residents can drop off their unwanted or expired prescription drugs to the Kissimmee Police Department located at 8

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  • St. Cloud basketball courts temporarily closed for renovations

    Posted on April 14, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    The city of St. Cloud Parks and Recreation staff has announced that the city basketball courts at Hopkins Park and O.P. Johnson Park will be closed close April 14-20 due to a resurfacing and restriping project. The basketball courts at the Civic Center Complex and Water Tower Park are scheduled to close April 21-27. The timeline may vary due to weather conditions and/or equipment-related issues. For more details, call 407-957-7243

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  • Osceola County Commission to meet Monday

    Posted on April 10, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    The Osceola County Board of County Commissioners’ regular meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, April 14, in the board chambers.  The board chambers are located on the fourth floor of the county administration building, at 1 Courthouse Square, Suite 4100 in Kissimmee. The agenda and back-up information may also be found online at www.osceola.org.  Just click on the “Board Meetings and Agendas” link in the upper left

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Meetings/Clubs

Osceola County Commission to meet Monday

Posted on April 10, 2014 at 1:00 pm

The Osceola County Board of County Commissioners’ regular meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, April 14, in the board chambers.  The board chambers are located on the fourth floor of the county administration building, at 1 Courthouse Square, Suite 4100 in Kissimmee. The agenda and back-up information may also be found online at www.osceola.org.  Just click on the “Board Meetings and Agendas” link in the upper left

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  • St. Cloud City Council workshop set for Thursday

    Posted on March 17, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    The next St. Cloud City Council workshop will be Thursday at 6 p.m. at St. Cloud City Hall, council chambers, 1300 9th St. or immediately following the St. Cloud Community Redevelopment Agency meeting.

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  • County Commission workshop set for March 27

    Posted on March 12, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    The Osceola County Board of County Commissioners’ Workshop meeting will be at 3 p.m. on Monday, March 27, in conference rooms 2501/2502.  These adjoining conference rooms  are located on the second floor of the County Administration Building, at 1 Courthouse Square, in Kissimmee. The agenda and back-up information may also be found online at www.osceola.org.  Just click on the “Board Meetings and Agendas” link in the upper left corner of

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Schools

Parkway Middle’s international baccalaureate (IB) middle year programme for 2014-15

Posted on April 14, 2014 at 2:23 pm

Parkway Middle School has received the distinction of becoming the first middle school in Osceola County to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP). The application deadline for the 2014-15 school year is May 4.  Student admission will be based on completed applications, as there are a limited number of seats for eligible students in the program.  Students currently attending Parkway Middle will not be displaced from the

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  • School Board approves policy revisions including prohibiting classroom discipline

    Posted on April 8, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    By Ken Jackson Staff Writer The Osceola County School Board recently approved a series of policy revisions, with one specifically prohibiting student discipline in the classroom. The new policy 5.301 bans district employees from using any means of discipline or control to manage the behavior of any student, including Exceptional Student Education (ESE) students, which induce or result in physical or psychological pain or discomfort to a student. Those include

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  • Leave class size amendment alone, teacher’s union says

    Posted on April 4, 2014 at 9:55 am

    By Ken Jackson Staff Writer A Tallahassee economic research group believes the state of Florida should revisit its public school class size reduction law, but local education leaders said there are good reasons for it. Research presented last week by Florida TaxWatch, a nonpartisan, nonprofit taxpayer research institute, said investing elsewhere in education could yield higher student achievement than allocating money to reducing class size. The independent analysis in “Taking

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