St. Johns County Education Foundation Welcomes New Board Member

St. Johns County Education Foundation Welcomes New Board Member

The St. Johns County Education Foundation is pleased to welcome its newest Board Member, Peggy Gachet.  Gachet heard about the Foundation through Dr. Joseph Joyner’s key communicator’s group.

Gachet, who is creative in problem solving and business sales, will assist the Foundation in raising funds for its numerous efforts within the community. 

Vacancies for St. Johns County Advisory Boards and Committees

St. Johns County is currently accepting applications for the following Board and Committee vacancies. Contact Melissa Lundquist at (904) 209-0563 or mlundquist@sjcfl.us for more information or to obtain an application.

Kirk Wendland Selected to Join Florida Chamber Foundation’s Six Pillars Caucus System

The Florida Chamber Foundation announced that Kirk Wendland has been selected to serve on their Six Pillars Caucus System. Wendland will join other leaders from across the state on the Innovation & Economic Development Caucus to help craft the first-ever, state-wide strategic plan.

Congresswoman Corrine Brown Sued for Unpaid Services

Congresswoman Corrine Brown Sued for Unpaid Services

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Congresswoman Corrine Brown raised more than $1 million for her 2010 re-election campaign but one agency says she short-changed them.

"Corinne Brown and her campaign committees owe our clients, who raised over half a million dollars for her, approximately $44 thousand," said Martin Lobel, the attorney representing Berger Hirschberg Strategies, a major Democratic fundraising firm.

Both parties agree, the fundraising firm began working for Brown when she was thinking of running for Senate in 2009.

They entered into a contract in July 2009.

Corrine Brown, her Chief of Staff, and Friends of Corrine Brown are now being told to pay up for underpaid and unpaid fees to the tune of $44,495.

"Congresswoman Brown is not obligated to the defendants as they claim," said Brown's attorney, Frederick Cooke, Jr.

Athletics in Duval County Schools Could be Gone Due to Budget Cuts

Athletics in Duval County Schools Could be Gone Due to Budget Cuts

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Education budget cuts proposed by Gov. Rick Scott will likely mean the end of sports of any kind in Duval County Schools, according to the chairman of the Duval County School Board.

First Coast News reported two weeks ago that athletic programs were on the table for possible budget cuts as a result of pending legislation.

W.C. Gentry told First Coast News if all the state budget cuts being proposed are made, it is a virtual certainty the upcoming school year will be without sports.

"We cannot right now, looking at the budget, we cannot get there and keep our education system intact without virtually eliminating all extracurricular activities" said Gentry. "There is no money to do anything other than what the state mandates and  what we have to do to maintain accreditation, so that is where we stand."

St. Johns County Rally to Support our Schools

St. Johns County Rally to Support our Schools

50th No More, the first grassroots group founded by parents to support public education in Florida is organizing a Rally in St. Augustine to support schools and protest recently proposed cuts to education.  The community is invited to attend.

St Johns Teacher Rallies

St Johns County Teachers will be participating in Teacher Rallies over the next week.

  • Tuesday 3/8 - Sign Waving 4:30 - 6:30 (312 and US1 and SR 16 at Publix) as well as at the School Board Meeting at 6:00.
  • Saturday - 3/12 Marching in the St. Patrick's Day Parade in St Augustine.
  • Monday 3/14 RALLY in the Plaza (Cordova and King St, St Augustine) with the 50th No More Group. Rally starts at 5:15!