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Michigan Avenue Elementary Students Enjoy Bike Safety Day

Students at Michigan Avenue Elementary School learned what it takes to be safe while riding their bikes to school and had a lot of fun doing it. “How many of you are drivers?” the Purple Bike Lady asked students. They quickly learned that they all are since they ride bicycles […]

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Bike to School Day: Check Out How These Local Schools Celebrated

They didn’t have to be at school for another hour, yet Casselberry Elementary School students gathered at the Crystal Bowl Park Butterfly Garden shortly after dawn. They came prepared: equipped with bikes and safety helmets, they were ready to ride to school. After taking the obligatory group photos, each kid […]

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Getting to school in downtown Orlando is getting easier

Big improvements are coming to Downtown Orlando. First, Orange County Public Schools is opening one of its brand new schools in downtown, named OCPS Academic Center for Excellence (OCPS ACE). The new preschool through eight grade school is particularly remarkable. Not only does it serve students on one campus but […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Orange County School Siting Ordinance moves ahead for approval

February 23, 2017 – After more than two years of collaborative effort between OCPS and Orange County Government staff, a revised version of the School Siting Ordinance will be considered by the Board of County Commissioners next month. At Thursday’s work session, the Orange County School Board reviewed the draft […]

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Orlando Sentinel: Big Need At Schools – Crossing Guards

Until recently, it wasn’t unusual for Scott Boyd to see an early morning email pop up in his inbox: Students are crossing six lanes of traffic alone because there’s no crossing guard at Sunset Park Elementary near Windermere. “It happened often,” said Boyd, the Orange County commissioner who represents the […]