Orange County School Board approve contract updates for high school leadership programs

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The Orange County School Board approved contract updates for military character development and leadership programs at several high schools including Apopka and Wekiva at the Tuesday, February 28, Orange County School Board meeting.

Apopka High School was one of three high schools to get their updated contracts approved for their Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps Units. Likewise, Wekiva High School was one of seven for their Air Force Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Units.

The School Board held its regularly scheduled board meeting at the Ronald Blocker Educational Leadership Center in Orlando.

Some other meeting highlights include:

Visual and Performing Arts Month
Orange County School Board recognized March as Visual and Performing Arts Month to spotlight the value of visual and performing arts education in elementary and secondary schools.

Throughout March, a K-12 visual art exhibit will be installed in the Ronald Blocker Educational Leadership Center lobby, and students will inspire others by sharing their work at community events.

Orange County Public Schools offers arts programs for students at every grade level. Students participate in local, state and national performances and exhibitions.

National Professional Social Work Month
The School Board also recognized March as National Professional Social Work Month.

Orange County Public Schools social workers provide support to families, children and school staff. Social workers develop, advocate and deliver programs that are responsive to human needs such as homelessness, poverty, mental illness, substance abuse, domestic violence and many other issues.

All board meetings are live streamed on the School Board’s YouTube page and will be accessible from web browsers on computers or mobile devices. To find the live stream, visit www.boardmeetings.ocps.net.