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Old 04-08-2008, 10:25 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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Hi, I am looking for Florida teachers (Orange & Seminole) counties to ask them how do they like working in those counties...I've heard bad stories of the schools not having enough money to buy paper, it had to come from the teachers pockets, etc.
I am currently in the D.C area, and I was considering a move to FL. I would like an insiders opinion on how they like the school district as a whole and if they have kids, do they feel that they are benifiting educationally.
Thank you!
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Old 04-09-2008, 11:39 PM
 
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Seminole county is in the process of closing schools due to a lack of funding... that should tell you right there.
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Old 04-10-2008, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Farmland side of the mountain
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Orange County is requiring a 6% reduction at all schools. Olympia High cut 11 teachers; Dr. Phillips High, 20.
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Old 04-10-2008, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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Wow, that is pretty bad. Is there a website with that information on it?
Also, I have a M.Ed in Special Education, are the teachers their cutting in Special Ed?

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Old 04-11-2008, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Farmland side of the mountain
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Default Teacher loss

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Wow, that is pretty bad. Is there a website with that information on it?
Also, I have a M.Ed in Special Education, are the teachers their cutting in Special Ed?
This is the Orange County Schools link http://www.ocps.net/es/hr/employ/Pages/default.aspx

I head these numbers from teachers who work at those two schools. No, OCPS has not yet published an official list. From my own prinicpal today--Apopka High cut 42 teachers (however, some of them went to Wekiva High).
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Old 04-11-2008, 09:12 PM
 
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Default Look into Brevard!

Hello, I teach in Brevard County just a half hour east of Orlando. The pay is a little better here than Orange County, the housing market is better in most cities along the Space Coast, and the school are MUCH better. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that we have beaches over here and far less crime. I moved over here from Orlando about a year ago and love it but it may not be for you, however look into it. Brevard Public Schools (http://www.brevard.k12.fl.us - broken link)
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Old 04-11-2008, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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Hello, I teach in Brevard County just a half hour east of Orlando. The pay is a little better here than Orange County, the housing market is better in most cities along the Space Coast, and the school are MUCH better. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that we have beaches over here and far less crime. I moved over here from Orlando about a year ago and love it but it may not be for you, however look into it. Brevard Public Schools (http://www.brevard.k12.fl.us - broken link)
Thank you jpb9283, that sounds just like what I've been searching for...good schools (I have a daughter in middle school), less crime, and having the beach would be a plus We were living in Myrtle Beach, SC for a long time and we really miss the beach! I am going to now to check out the site!
Also, do you think that special ed is a need down where you are?
Thanks!
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Old 04-11-2008, 09:29 PM
 
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I actually teach middle school in the Rockledge area so maybe I'll see her someday-Good luck with your search!
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Old 04-11-2008, 09:30 PM
 
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By the way they call it ESE down here, which is the same thing and there is always a large demand for it!
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Old 04-12-2008, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Farmland side of the mountain
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If you like the 'beach', take time to check out New Smyrna Beach. Good schools in Volusia County.
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