High School Buzz 

FHSAA announces winter academic team champions

  • 10:26 am Tuesday, March 13th, 2012 by Jeff Greer

The FHSAA released its seasonal academic team champions list Monday and several area schools were listed. To qualify, a team must have a cumulative 3.0 grade-point average.

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Bill on Florida private high school sports to be heard by Senate committee

  • 7:17 am Monday, January 30th, 2012 by Matt Porter

Florida Senate Bill 1704, which aims to make the Sunshine Independent Athletic Association as the governing body for private high school sports in this state, will be discussed by the Senate Education Committee on Monday. [More]

New state legislation may alter relationship between FHSAA, private schools

  • 4:18 pm Friday, January 20th, 2012 by James @littlenomads

By Jeff Greer and Matt Porter

The Orlando Sentinel reports today that twin bills have been introduced in the Florida House of Representatives and Senate that would drastically change the relationship between the FHSAA and the Sunshine Independent Athletic Association, a young organization formed to support select private and charter schools in Florida. [More]

FHSAA releases fall 2011 student population report

  • 4:16 pm Tuesday, November 29th, 2011 by Jeff Greer

The FHSAA released its Fall 2011 Member School Student Population Report, and Boca Raton is the largest high school in Palm Beach County.

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Legal counsel advises school board members not to discuss Park Vista cheerleading issue at upcoming meeting

  • 6:36 pm Friday, July 15th, 2011 by James @littlenomads

Palm Beach County School Board members should refrain from discussing the Park Vista cheerleaders issue during their school board meeting on Wednesday because of “possible Sunshine issues resulting from the attendance of two board members at the June 29 meeting,” Superintendent Bill Malone and the district’s legal staff have advised.

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Superintendent: ‘No evidence of bias’ in Park Vista cheerleading tryouts

  • 3:52 pm Thursday, July 14th, 2011 by James @littlenomads

Palm Beach County School District Superintendent Bill Malone said he found “no evidence of any race-based bias” in the recent cheerleading tryouts at Park Vista High School.

But he has decided to have the Boynton Beach school add a second cheerleading coach and create spaces for the more than 20 students who didn’t make the original team, following allegations from eight black students that they were not picked for the team because of their race.

In a two-page letter sent to Park Vista and other district administrators as well as members of the district’s school board, Malone said the district will pay [More]