This blog is dedicated to:
A) improving fiscal oversight, management and operational efficiency of the 1) Lake County, Florida School District, 2) the separate Lake County Government, 3) the North Lake County Hospital District, PLUS 4) the operations of the independently elected Constitutional Officers (Sheriff, Tax Collector, Assessor, County Clerk, etc.) and also
B) Improving fiscal and management effectiveness of other local government agencies and programs spending taxpayer funds.
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The Lake County, FL School District is undergoing a search and selection for a new Superintendent of Schools, assisted by national search firm Ray & Associates. Six finalists have been selected by the School Board and will start the personal, on site interview process on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2016. This post will be updated with information about the candidate selection process, the candidates and the selected applicant, which is expected to happen about Dec. 22. One round of interviews of six candidates will take place the week of Dec. 12, and the second round of three finalists will take place the week of Dec. 19, along with the assumed announcement of the finalist on Dec. 22 or soon after. Bookmark this page and return for updates.
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Tavares, FL 32778 Dec. 18, 2017 This improtant scientific news is from Cathy Holden on Facebook: Subject: New Chemical Discovered The heaviest chemical element yet known to science A major research institution has recently announced the discovery of the heaviest chemical element yet known to science. The new element has been named "Governmentium". Governmentium has 1 neutron, 12 assistant neutrons,75 deputy neutrons, and 111 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 312. These 312 particles are held together by forces called morons, which are surrounded by vast quantities of lepton-like particles called peons. Since governmentium has no electrons, it is inert. However, it can be detected as it impedes every reaction with which it comes into contact. A minute amount of governmentium causes one reaction to take over 4 days to complete when it would normally take less than a second. Governmentium has a normal half-life of 2...
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The Lake County, FL School Board recently gave a good evaluation and $17,000 bonus to the incumbent and retiring Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Susan Moxley, while most School District performance factors dropped.
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Here is a reason to vote out all three incumbent Lake County Commissioners on the August 30 ballot, and vote for Lake County Commission Candidates Wendy Breeden, Josh Blake and Tim Loucks (or Mike Levine) by August 30, 2016.
Lake County staff and elected Board members are whining about lack of funds to pay for roads. But we describe how current Board incumbents ignored a new NINETY MILLION DOLLAR liability for retired employee pension and retiree health insurance benefits. We describe how more money would be available for roads, but instead, County staff and incumbent Board members are allocating increased pension costs first in the budget rather than reduce retiree or employee health insurance coverage to match rates spent by private sector employers.
This is one of many reasons to vote out all incumbents and vote in new blood for County Commissioners like Wendy Breeden, Tim Loucks and Josh Blake.
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The Lake County School District Board has initiated a process to use a headhunter to find candidates for a new School District Superintendent for 2017. This article describes three public hearings the week of August 15 to collect public input on attributes needed for the new Superintendent.
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