CONTACT: GOVERNOR’S PRESS OFFICE
Governor Rick Scott Meets with Students, Parents and Teachers in Orange County
Orange County, Fla.- Today, Governor Rick Scott met with students, teachers and parents at Fern Creek Elementary and Ocoee Middle School in Orange County. He also met with the Florida Association of District School Superintendents in Orlando.
“Fern Creek Elementary, a school that has a large homeless youth population, has a faculty and staff that deeply care about the safety of their students. Many teachers expressed that while it is sometimes challenging, the ability to get parents involved is key to getting students to succeed in their math and reading abilities. Ann and I also had the opportunity to read to students at Fern Creek and it is clear the teachers there create a positive leaning environment for all grade levels,” said Governor Scott.
“Parents in Ocoee today talked about the need for their kids to be prepared to enter the workforce when they graduate. It was great to see students developing those skills at an after-school program at Ocoee where students were learning to design and create video games.”
Visit Governor Scott’s education listening tour blog for more information at http://www.flgov.com/education. For photos of this event, please visit http://www.flickr.com/photos/flgovscott/tags/education/.