Latest Monroe County School District Stories

2008-08-02 12:00:42

By Alyson Crean, Florida Keys Keynoter, Marathon Aug. 2--While county staff is looking for ways to pare more dollars off the proposed property taxes for the coming year, one small agency is crossing its fingers with the hope that $68,000 will be added back into the budget. "That funding is for the counselors," says Dixie Humelsine, chairwoman of the Keys Center for Girls Board of Directors. "And the counseling is what makes this program unique." The former PACE Center for girls has been...

2007-06-11 12:00:31

KEY WEST, Fla., June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The Monroe County School District has approved a contract to engage Ombudsman Educational Services to offer a second chance for students who have been expelled, have severe attendance issues or would benefit from an alternative learning environment. Ombudsman Educational Services collaborates with school districts to provide an off-campus, alternative education program that offers personalized, computer-assisted learning for middle and high school...

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  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'