Disability Rights Florida seeks board members

first_imgDisability Rights Florida seeks board members Disability Rights Florida seeks board members Disability Rights Florida — a federally funded, protection and advocacy system serving individuals with disabilities throughout the state for 40 years — is seeking volunteer attorneys with strong records of personal or professional involvement in developmental disabilities, psychiatric disabilities, or vocational rehabilitation to serve on its governing board. “Attorneys or other professionals with experience in financial management, accounting, organizational leadership and board governance who are committed to our purpose are also encouraged to apply,” according to the independent, not-for-profit organization headquartered in Tallahassee, with offices in Gainesville, Tampa, and Hollywood. Disability Rights Florida is governed by a 15-member board of directors that approves overall policy, goals, and budgets that meets quarterly. Members of the board serve without compensation, but are reimbursed for ordinary and necessary expenses of attending board meetings. Fundraising is not required. For more information, visit www.disabilityrightsflorida.org or email Executive Director Maryellen McDonald at [email protected] February 1, 2017 Regular Newslast_img read more


Shinya shocks LeMay-Doan

first_img RELATED PHOTOS Japan’s Shihomi Shinya motors to victory Saturday in a women’s World Cup 500-meter speedskating event in Nagano. Two-time Olympic medalist Hiroyasu Shimizu, meanwhile, finished runnerup to Canadian Jeremy Wotherspoon in the men’s 500 while Japanese compatriot Joji Kato took a surprise third in his World Cup debut at the season-opening series for sprint races.Shinya edged LeMay-Doan by just 0.01 as she crossed the finish line at the M-Wave ice arena in 38.60 seconds for her first podium finish in a World Cup meet, adding to the first major domestic title she won at last week’s Asama invitational 1,000 meters.“I’m very happy and I can’t believe what I just did. I was able to cope with the corners better than usual,” said the 23-year-old Shinya. “I’ve been under pressure to do well in recent years and that has given me motivation.”China’s Wang Manli finished third in 38.74. Japan’s Olympic skater Sayuri Osuga was fifth in 38.86.In the men’s 500, world record-holder Shimizu lost some of his momentum in the back stretch and finished 0.34 behind Wotherspoon with a time of 35.53 in his season debut in an international race.“I got no space to go momentarily in the crossing zone at the midpoint of the race. But no matter what, the winning time was much faster that I’d expected,” Shimizu said.Shimizu, who won the Nagano Olympic gold medal at the same rink, added silver in Salt Lake City in February in a season cut short by a nagging lower back injury. He returned to the ice last month, winning two domestic titles.Kato, a high school student in Yamagata, produced a personal-best 35.61 to knock South Korea’s Choi Jae Bong off the podium. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMEScenter_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 NAGANO – Japan’s Shihomi Shinya surprised the field with her first-ever victory on the speedskating World Cup circuit Saturday, outsprinting world record-holder Catriona LeMay-Doan of Canada in the women’s 500 meters.Japan’s Shihomi Shinya motors to victory Saturday in a women’s World Cup 500-meter speedskating event in Nagano.last_img read more


TDOE releases first school reopening tool kit for school districts

first_imgCounseling Early Childhood The forthcoming reopening toolkits will also be robust resources to dig deeper into considerations, best practices, and recommendations around additional critical topics. The following toolkits will be released following this schedule:Tuesday, June 16, 2020TechnologyWellbeing & Mental Health Nonpublic SchoolsAccess & OpportunityPostsecondary Transitions Thursday, June 18, 2020StaffingProfessional Development Governance Friday, June 19, 2020Health & Public HealthSchool ImprovementSafety & Operations NASHVILLE, TN (WLAF) — Today, the Tennessee Department of Education has released the first five reopening toolkits in a series of 20+ topic-specific resources to help guide district leaders in local decision-making for school reopening this fall. In addition to the Overview Guide for LEAs, which serves as a high-level guidance document to provide broad questions and considerations for local districts, there will be 26 toolkits released over the next two weeks focused on key topics to assist Tennessee’s district and school leaders as they make local reopening plans.“These reopening toolkits represent an incredible amount of work done across our districts and the department to gather best practices, recommendations, and information that will help spur critical and creative thinking about how our state—and our nation—navigates a completely new era of education,” said Commissioner Penny Schwinn. “We hope these toolkits provide our district and school leaders with considerations and guidance as they make the best local decisions for the upcoming school year.”The department will continue to update toolkits after release to reflect district practices.Today, these are the first five toolkits that are available for districts to utilize:School Nutrition: By building upon experiences of the spring school closures in 2020, districts should inform strategies on how to ensure continuity of meal services through new and evolving contexts. This toolkit provides an overview for district leaders and local school nutrition directors on strategies and considerations to approach re-opening of schools, exploring alternative nutrition operations, and capturing the best practices from the spring closures.Transportation: School transportation plays a key role in school operations and the opportunities to support student wellbeing. This toolkit provides an overview of considerations, strategies, and resources to help districts ensure that student transportation continues to play a support role to students in keeping them as safe as possible going to and from school.Special Populations: Just as supporting our special populations during school closure required additional intentionality, such will be the case upon reopening. This toolkit focuses on reopening strategies for continuing educational opportunities and services regarding our special populations, including special education and English learners.Finance: Faced with economic uncertainties that may impact district budgets, finance directors will need to rethink fiscal strategies, leverage federal grant flexibilities and opportunities, and pursue competitive grants while maintaining strong internal practices on data quality and fiscal controls. This toolkit will provide district leaders with financial-related action items and considerations for the reopening of schools.Implementation Guide Templates:Tennessee Department of Education Pathway Selection Tool: This tool is designed to assist districts as they review and make plans based off considerations in the reopening toolkits.2020-21 School Calendar Template: This calendar workbook is a template designed to help school districts make decisions on school calendars for the 2020-21 school year. Procedures and videos Monday, June 22, 2020Continuous Learning Plans, Template, and ExampleExpanded Planning ToolThe reopening toolkits, along with other guidance documents and resources, are available to schools and districts on the Tennessee Department of Education’s reopening guidance webpage.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 06/15/2020-5:30PM)Share this:FacebookTwitter Consolidated Funding Wednesday, June 17, 2020AcademicsCharter Schools Assessing Student Learninglast_img read more