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Pine View part 2

Posted 01-10-2010 at 12:57 PM by SoFLGal

TO: Psychologist
FROM: Liz Elliott, ESE Specialist
DATE: 2007-2008 school year
RE: District requirements for gifted eligibility determination

Parents who are moving to Sarasota County may, at their own expense, provide psychoeducational evaluations that report both IQ and academic achievement scores necessary for gifted eligibility determination.

The following tests are required:
IQ Test
Either of the following IQ tests should be administered:...
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Pine View School for the Gifted Part 1

Posted 01-10-2010 at 12:56 PM by SoFLGal

Pine View School for the Gifted, Osprey FL
Pine View is a special program designed to meet the unique needs of intellectually gifted students in grades two through twelve on a broad-based campus. Pine View is a public school so there is no charge for attending this school. The school is located on a 74 acre campus. Pine View's current campus sports more than a dozen buildings situated around a central lawn and connected by blue open-air porticos.

Sarasota architect Carl Abbott...
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Tell me why I wouldn't want to move to Florida...

Posted 01-10-2010 at 11:18 AM by SoFLGal
Updated 05-15-2014 at 06:11 PM by SoFLGal

I have people say to me, "come on it can't all be good." Tell me something bad about Florida. So here goes, the negative side to living in Florida. Well, negative for some people.

Some people find it to hot for their liking, especially in the summer months June-August. It does get really hot here. I usually plan my day and if I'm gonna go for a jog it's probably not going to be at 12 noon, if you're gonna mow the lawn it's probably best to do it in the early morning or late...
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A quick overview of some of the cities surrounding Sarasota

Posted 01-06-2010 at 08:03 PM by SoFLGal

Sarasota has a lot of perks as far as its location and activities, but perhaps the greatest perk to me is just how nice the city itself is. Great people, clean street. What else is there??

There are other cities in Southwest Florida, however. Let me give you a quick rundown, starting from the south:

Punta Gorda - Quaint downtown area, a lot of older homes but some newer ones as well in nice communities. Good deals on waterfront properties right now.

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Florida Flood Insurance & Flood Zone Info

Posted 01-04-2010 at 01:29 PM by SoFLGal
Updated 04-21-2014 at 09:13 PM by SoFLGal

Changes have been made for all communities in the Florida and remapping projects a still in the progress.

When you hear that all of Florida is in a flood zone, this is correct but a misinformed statement. Depending on the area 50% to 80% flood zones are is in a special flood hazard area (SFHA), where the mortgage companies will require flood insurance. The other 20% to 50% is in the flood zone B, C and X where the flood insurance can be purchased but is a choice of the property owners....
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