The week ahead in state and local government: May 6 to 10

Greg Kahn/Staff
Scenes during the 22nd Annual Golden Apple Celebration of Teachers at the Waldorf Astoria in Naples on Wednesday, April 11, 2012.

Photo by GREG KAHN // Buy this photo

Greg Kahn/Staff Scenes during the 22nd Annual Golden Apple Celebration of Teachers at the Waldorf Astoria in Naples on Wednesday, April 11, 2012.

Here’s a look at some of the events and major Southwest Florida local government meetings that could generate news reports in the coming week:

Today

■ The Collier County School District will host an information session on the Common Core State Standards for kindergarten through 12th grade. Mary Jane Tappen, deputy chancellor for curriculum, instruction and student services at the Florida Department of Education, will explain how teaching, learning and testing will change for Florida students. The meeting will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the School Board meeting room of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Administrative Center, 5775 Osceola Trail.

Gov. Rick Scott will kick off a teacher pay raise victory tour celebrating $480 million statewide in the Florida budget for teacher pay raises. The tour is on Monday, Tuesday and Friday, making five stops in other parts of the state but none in Collier or Lee.

Tuesday

■ The Collier County School Board will hold a workshop to discuss the 2013-14 budget. The meeting will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. in the board meeting room of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Administrative Center, 5775 Osceola Trail.

■ The Lee County School Board will discuss its 2013-14 budget during a briefing meeting, which will be held at 2 p.m. in the board meeting room at the Lee County administration center, 2855 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. During the board’s regular meeting, which will be held at 6 p.m. in the same location, the board will discuss an $8 million grant proposal for a magnet schools assistance program.

■ Lee County commissioners will meet to discuss an amendment to an ordinance on the county’s Conservation Land and Acquisition and Stewardship Advisory Committee. The proposed amendments will implement recommendations by the Conservation 2020 Blue Ribbon Committee. Commissioners also could approve bids from Palmdale Oil Co. and Mansfield Oil Co. to fulfill the county’s annual fuel needs. The decision will take place during the commission’s regular meeting, which begins at 9:30 a.m. in commission chambers at 2120 Main St., Fort Myers.

Wednesday

■ Collier County will celebrate its 90th birthday from 1 to 5 p.m. with events at the Naples Depot, 1051 5th Ave. S. in downtown Naples. The events include museum tours, exhibits and the burying of a time capsule at 4 p.m. Tickets are free.

Thursday

■ The Scripps Howard Foundation — the corporate foundation of The E.W. Scripps Co., which is the company that owns the Daily News — will host its annual awards ceremony with a dinner at 7 p.m. at the Waldorf Astoria in North Naples. Cash awards totaling $175,000 will be given to journalists and news organizations in a variety of reporting categories including investigative news.

Friday

■ The 23rd annual Golden Apple Celebration of Teachers dinner will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club, 851 Gulf Shore Blvd. N.

© 2013 marconews.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Discuss
  • Print

Related Stories

Related Links

Comments » 0

Be the first to post a comment!

Share your thoughts

Comments are the sole responsibility of the person posting them. You agree not to post comments that are off topic, defamatory, obscene, abusive, threatening or an invasion of privacy. Violators may be banned. Click here for our full user agreement.

Comments can be shared on Facebook and Yahoo!. Add both options by connecting your profiles.

Features