Local school districts only ‘encouraging’ mask wearing since DeSantis law took effect

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Masking in schools will now be encouraged, not required, which is truly disappointing to some parents like Robyn McCarthy. “I feel like it’s a really childish political move because we have innocent children that can’t defend themselves,” McCarthy said. It’s a decision both Miami-Dade and Broward schools made following several bills that Florida…

School Board Member Dr. Steve Gallon III Re-elected Vice Chair Of The Miami-Dade County School Board

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE OFFICE OF DR. STEVE GALLON III November 16, 2021 At the Miami-Dade County School Board Organization meeting held on Tuesday, November 16, 2021, School Board Member Dr. Steve Gallon III was re-elected Vice-Chair of the School Board. Dr. Gallon, who represents District 1, was first elected to the School Board in…

M-DCPS School Board Unanimously Approves Item Proffered By School Board Vice Chair Dr. Steve Gallon III Planning For The Potential Impact Of Influx Of Haitian Immigrant Students In Miami-Dade County Public Schools

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE OFFICE OF DR. STEVE GALLON III October 21, 2021 At the School Board meeting of October 20, 2021, the Miami-Dade County Public School Board unanimously approved agenda item H-7 proffered by School Board Vice Chair Dr. Steve Gallon III Planning for the potential Impact of Influx of Haitian Immigrant Students in…

School Board Vice Chair Dr. Steve Gallon III To Proffer Item Calling For Financial Literacy In Schools

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE OFFICE OF DR. STEVE GALLON III October 18, 2021 At the School Board meeting of October 20, 2021, School Board Vice Chair Dr. Steve Gallon III will propose agenda item H-14 calling for financial literacy in schools. School Board Agenda Item H-14, was supported and co-sponsored by Chairwoman Perla Tabares Hantman,…

Cube 2021 Conference

M-DCPS School Board Vice Chair And Cube Chair Dr. Steve Gallon III Delivers Powerful Keynote Speech At The 2021 Cube Annual Conference In Atlanta, Ga

School Board Vice-Chair and CUBE Chair Dr. Steve Gallon III welcomed CUBE 2021 attendees to the National Conference, held in Atlanta, Ga. September 16-18, 2021. Dr. Gallon delivered a powerful and insightful speech on the State of Urban Education. School Board members and other educational leaders from around the nation listened intently to his passionate…

School Board Vice Chair Dr. Steve Gallon III Calls For Districtwide Review And Plan For Air Conditioning Units At Schools

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE OFFICE OF DR. STEVE GALLON III September 8, 2021 At the School Board Meeting of September 9, 2021, School Board Vice Chair Dr. Steve Gallon III will call for a comprehensive, districtwide review and plan for addressing systemwide issues with air conditioning units at schools. During the Facilities & Construction committee…

School Board Vice Chair Dr. Steve Gallon III Recognizes Miami Norland Senior High School Students For Being The Grand Prize Winners Of The Aspen Challenge

At the School Board meeting of May 19, 2021, School Board Vice-Chair Dr. Steve Gallon III recognized Miami Norland Senior High School students for being the grand prize winners of the Aspen Challenge. Launched by the Aspen Institute and the Bezos Family Foundation in 2012, the Aspen Challenge provides inspiration, tools, and a platform for…

M-DCPS School Board Vice Chair Dr. Steve Gallon III Unanimously Elected Chair Of Council Of Urban Boards Of Education (Cube) National Steering Committee

CONTACT: Pavi’Elle Phillips 305-995-1334 district1@dadeschools.net PRESS RELEASE FROM THE OFFICE OF DR. STEVE GALLON III April 5, 2021 M-DCPS School Board Vice Chair Dr. Steve Gallon III Unanimously Elected Chair Of Council Of Urban Boards Of Education (Cube) National Steering Committee School Board Vice-Chair Dr. Steve Gallon III was unanimously elected as Chair of the…

School Board Vice Chair Dr. Steve Gallon III Calls For Increased Focus On Closing The Achievement Gap In Miami-Dade County Public Schools

CONTACT: Pavi’Elle Phillips 305-995-1334 district1@dadeschools.net  PRESS RELEASE FROM THE OFFICE OF DR. STEVE GALLON III February 8, 2021 At the School Board Meeting of February 10, 2021, School Board Vice-Chair Dr. Steve Gallon III will call for a renewed focus on closing the achievement gap in Miami-Dade County Public Schools. The “achievement gap” is one…

M-DCPS School Board Unanimously Approved Item For The Development Of A 2021-2026 Districtwide Strategic Plan

CONTACT: Pavi’Elle Phillips 305-995-1334 district1@dadeschools.net PRESS RELEASE FROM THE OFFICE OF DR. STEVE GALLON III January 19, 2021 At the School Board Meeting of January 13, 2021, the School Board approved and unanimously co-sponsored agenda item H-13, Development of a 2021-2026 Districtwide Strategic Plan, proffered by School Board Vice Chair Dr. Steve Gallon III. Dr.…