New this year, an app that is a "one-stop shop for parents" in Sarasota County. Through the app, parents can access calendars, lunch menus, the school directory, "My School Bucks," and district news via social media. Parents can also pick a specific school(s) to follow and will have access to the Student and Parent portal.
Click here for a fact sheet from Sarasota County schools about the app.
Several of the 53 schools in Sarasota County went through construction and renovation projects to improve their quality for the 2017-2018 school year. Below are examples of many projects:
Booker High: Digital Design Program classroom renovations
Emma E. Booker Elementary: ongoing upgrades to cafeteria/auditorium
Englewood Elementary: renovations to a classroom wing
Lakeview Elementary: front office renovations with safety/security improvements
Laurel Nokomis School: four new TechActive classrooms, new playground, landscaping
Pine View School: interior renovations in the cafeteria, auditorium, orchestra/art room
Sarasota High: multi-phase renovation project of west campus completed
Suncoast Technical College-North Port: scheduled to open in October
Venice Elementary: renovations to front officer & new conference room
Venice Middle: renovated administration offices
During the 2017-2018 school year, approximately 17,000 students will ride the bus to school. District buses will travel close to 5.5 million miles.