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MCPS in need of substitute teachers for 2022-2023 school year

As students return to classrooms for the start of the 2022-2023 school year, Marion County Public Schools is looking to fill substitute teaching positions.

MCPS kicking off 2022-2023 school year with new leaders, options, and opportunities

With the 2022-2023 school year kicking off on Wednesday, August 10, Marion County Public Schools is highlighting its new leaders, options, and opportunities.

MCSO introduces Marion County’s first firearms detection police canine

Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods introduced the newest four-legged member of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officer (SRO) Division during a press conference that was held on Tuesday morning. 

MCSO reminding drivers to watch out for school buses

With the 2022-2023 school year beginning on Wednesday, August 10, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office is reminding motorists to watch out for school buses.

Paddock Mall offering free backpacks to students on August 6

The Paddock Mall will be handing out free backpacks to local students during its 'Back 2 School Bash' event on Saturday, August 6.

Florida’s Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday ends on August 7

As students get ready for the start of the new school year, a statewide sales tax holiday is offering tax breaks on essential items such as school supplies, clothing, learning aids, electronics, and more through Sunday, August 7.

Marion County Public School orientation list for 2022-2023 school year

Marion County Public Schools has released orientation dates and times for the 2022-2023 school year.

MCPS to provide free breakfast, lunch to all students at 52 school locations

Marion County Public Schools has announced that its Food and Nutrition Department will provide free breakfast and lunch to all students at 52 school campuses for the 2022-2023 school year, regardless of family income.

FLHSMV offers safe driving tips in recognition of ‘Child Safety Awareness Month’

In 2021, there were over 118,600 children (ages 17 or younger) in Florida who were involved in a vehicle crash. As the new school year quickly approaches, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is launching a month-long awareness campaign that places an emphasis on child safety.

Florida Department of Health in Marion County offering back-to-school vaccines

As the new school year quickly approaches, the Florida Department of Health in Marion County is offering local parents an opportunity to get their children vaccinated.

Back to School Community Giveback event being held this weekend throughout Marion County

Thousands of Marion County students will receive free backpacks filled with supplies during the first-ever Community Giveback event on July 30.

Over $31,000 in cash, tangible donations to benefit Marion County schools

Over $31,000 worth of cash and tangible donations to local public schools and departments, including backpacks filled with school supplies, will be presented to the Marion County School Board this week for acceptance and approval.

Florida’s Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday begins on July 25

As students get ready for the upcoming school year, a statewide sales tax holiday is set to begin which will offer tax breaks on essential items such as school supplies, clothing, learning aids, electronics, and more.

MCPS implementing ‘stagger start’ program for kindergarten classrooms

Marion County Public Schools is implementing a “Kindergarten Stagger Start” program to provide a more personalized approach for the young students as they experience school for the first time.

‘Back 2 School Bash’ returning to Paddock Mall

The Paddock Mall will be celebrating the upcoming school year with the return of its Back 2 School Bash on August 6.

Superintendent announces new principals at multiple Marion County schools

Superintendent Dr. Diane Gullett recently announced new principal leaders at multiple schools throughout Marion County.

MCPS Technical Services Department building catches fire

A building that houses the Marion County Public Schools Technical Services Department caught on fire shortly before 8 p.m. on Saturday evening.

DOH-Marion hosting another free school vaccination event

The Florida Department of Health in Marion County is offering local parents another opportunity to obtain required non-COVID-19 vaccinations for their children.

Fordham Early Learning Academy opening in August

The Fordham Early Learning Academy in Ocala is opening on August 10 to students in Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten.

Registration open for Ocala Recreation and Parks after school program

Registration is now open for the Ocala Recreation and Parks Department's 2022-2023 'FUNtastic After School Program' at the E.D. Croskey Recreation Center.

School and district grades released, Marion school district moves closer to “B” grade

The Florida Department of Education has released school and district grades earlier today for the 2021-2022 school year, and Marion County Public Schools saw improvement in seven categories out of 11 that were counted this year for annual school grades.

Community Giveback event to offer thousands of free backpacks to local students

Thanks to the collaborative efforts of AdventHealth Ocala, the Community Foundation for Ocala/Marion County, and Marion County Public Schools, thousands of local students will receive free backpacks filled with school supplies during the first-ever Community Giveback event on July 30.

Marion County students show increase in academic scores

The Florida Department of Education has released the latest round of test scores, and over half of Marion County’s 46 public schools experienced a 10% increase or more in academic achievements.

Marion County Public Schools to host hometown hiring event

Marion County Public Schools will be hosting a hometown hiring event at Belleview High School, Fort King Middle School, and Marion Oaks Elementary School on July 19.