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Schools lawsuit may head to trial
Key West Citizen - Thursday, January 12, 2017
An appeals court has overturned a judge’s ruling clearing the Monroe County School Board of wrongdoing in a wrongful termination lawsuit and the case will go to a jury trial. The 3rd District...
Interim chief assistant state attorney selected
Key West Citizen - Sunday, December 4, 2016
State Attorney Catherine Vogel has tapped prosecutor Mark Wilson to be the interim chief assistant state attorney in light of the former chief’s death last month. Vogel was defeated by...
Ward is top cop again
Key West Citizen - Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Former Monroe County State Attorney Dennis Ward got his old job back by nabbing about 1,000 more votes than incumbent Catherine Vogel in a tight race for top Keys prosecutor. “I’m...
Sarasota passes on Porter
Key West Citizen - Wednesday, October 19, 2016
The Monroe County School District doesn’t need a new superintendent — yet. Superintendent Mark Porter was one of three finalists for the top schools job in Sarasota County, until...
School board to consider $5.6M in admin salaries
Key West Citizen - Sunday, May 22, 2016
Education gets expensive, and members of the Monroe County School Board on Tuesday will be asked to approve Superintendent Mark Porter’s administrative personnel recommendations for the 2016-17...
Davidson files for school board
Key West Citizen - Saturday, April 9, 2016
Monroe County School Board member and fiscal watchdog Capt. Ed Davidson has filed to run for a second term on the board. Davidson, a decorated Vietnam veteran fighter pilot and longtime dive...
Ward files for state attorney
Key West Citizen - Saturday, February 20, 2016
Former Monroe County State Attorney Dennis Ward threw his hat in the ring for his old job Thursday, filing as a Republican to run against current incumbent Democrat Catherine Vogel to whom he...
Board rejects 'free' investigator
Key West Citizen - Wednesday, January 27, 2016
The forensic accountant whose $30,000 proposed contract the Monroe County School Board rejected this month has offered to work for free unraveling the day care accounting issue first reported more...
School board won't hire investigator
Key West Citizen - Wednesday, January 6, 2016
In a 3-2 vote Tuesday after some caustic back-and-forth, the Monroe County School Board refused to hire a forensic accountant for more than $25,000 to investigate why a day care program’s books...
HOB day care audit could cost $30K
Key West Citizen - Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Finding out what caused a $20,000 accounting mystery at a Key West school day care will cost the Monroe County School Board between $25,000 and $30,000, according to a proposed contract with a...
Joshua Nickerson Fifth grade Poinciana School