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Central Florida Matters #33
11/10/11

School Budget Cuts

School Budget Cuts (Bus photo – Lars Sundstrom)Seminole County Public Schools face a serious budget shortfall. Originally set at $20 million, new revenue declines announced by the state put the amount at $40 million. John Pavelchak, executive director of finance and budget explains the fiscal situation.

Meanwhile, six Seminole County citizens tell us what specific cuts they would recommend to the programs in the schools.

Length: 19:50


(Produced, reported and edited by Desta Horner)

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Children That are Hurting

Children That are Hurting

“Children that are hurting” are the 1,700 homeless students Seminole county public school district’s board chair Dede Schaffner seeks to serve. With Brenda Carey, chairman of Seminole county government, and Dr. Joel Hunter, senior pastor of Northland Church, they have formed a collaboration of faith-based organizations to confront student homelessness (length 27:15)


(Produced, reported and edited by Stephen McKenney Steck)

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Managing the Chronicle

Managing the Chronicle

Ray Bush was general manager of the Seminole Chronicle, a weekly community newspaper which served the communities of Oviedo, Winter Springs, Geneva and Chuluota, in Seminole County, Florida.  Bush took the reins and made many changes in this unique local paper.  He discusses his vision for the community newspaper and the future of print media. Length – 16:15


(Produced, reported and edited by Desta Horner)

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Commentary: Thanksgiving 2011

Commentary: Thanksgiving 2011

In recognition of Thanksgiving Day 2011, Central Florida Matters presents this commentary montage from voices that matter on issues those voices believe matters – giving thanks. Length – 04:29


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