Submitted by Dr. Kathy Burns
Nassau County (FL) School Superintendent
June 15, 2017 11:57 a.m.
Florida’s Commissioner of Education, Pam Stewart has shared good news with the Nassau County School District. The Nassau County School District has once again been designated an Academically High-Performing School District for the 2015-16 school year, per section 1003.621, Florida Statutes. There are 67 School Districts in the State of Florida. Nassau County is one of only 7 counties in Florida to receive this honor. In 2007, the Legislature created a designation for a school district known as an academically high performing school district. To be designated as an academically high performing school district, a school district must meet the following requirements:
- Earn a grade of “A” for two consecutive years, beginning with the 2004-2005 academic year and have no district-operated school that earned a grade of “F.”
- Comply with the class size requirements
- Have no material weaknesses or instances of material noncompliance noted in the school district’s annual financial audit.
The Nassau County School District has been an Academically High-Performing School District for 11 of the past 12 years.