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Will Madison County arm teachers?

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. On Wednesday, May 8, Gov. DeSantis signed Senate Bill (SB) 7030 into law. SB 7030 implemented legislative recommendations of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission. The new law expands those who may serve as school guardians. According to a summary of the bill, it: • Requires sheriffs to assist district school boards and charter school governing boards in complying with safeschool officer requirements, including providing guardian training either directly or through a contract with another sheriff’s office under specified circumstances. • Requires district…

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Commercial Driver’s License certification course begins June 7, at NFCC

Story Submitted The North Florida Community College (NFCC) Career and Technical Education Center is working to get potential students ready to begin NFCC’s Commercial Driver’s License (CDL-Class A) certification program in June and on track to a new career in the trucking industry. To be considered for the program, potential students must be at least 18-years-old and must attend an orientation session in April or May at NFCC to determine program and scholarship eligibility. Training can be completed in less than five months and focuses on basic driving skills; material…

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NFCC RN graduating class raising funds

Savannah Reams: Greene Publishing, Inc. North Florida Community College’s (NFCC) Registered Nursing (RN) graduating class of 2019 is currently raising funds to pay for their pinning ceremony—an event which marks the finish line of a hard-fought journey to become professional, knowledgeable nurses who are ready to step into the line of duty. All funds will go towards pinning uniforms, the class’s pinning reception, class photography and framing expenses. The class is selling raffle tickets for two valuable prizes that you don’t want to miss the chance to win. Item one…

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Evelyn Chancy: Generations of service to MCHS

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. According to a September 2018 news release by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median number of years that workers had been with their current employer was 4.2 years. In stark contrast to this trend, Evelyn Chancy, the school secretary at Madison County High School (MCHS), has been on the job for 50 years. Chancy, a Madison native, began her career at the old Madison High School, not long after she had graduated from there. Chancy attended North Florida Junior College (now North Florida…

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