Project Student Safety is a personal blog run by Scott Larson about the Lake County School District, the Lake County School Board, and the public offices that affect the safety and well-being of our children in Lake County Schools.  As the title suggests, my primary concern is safety and well-being of students and our mission is to secure the policy, resources, and determination of those we elect in pursuit of those goals.

I have maintained a safe distance from issues within education that politically divide people in order to unify as many people as possible around situations that have the potential to injure or kill children.  While many groups claim to be non-partisan only to promote partisan goals, I have no political allegiance to any political group and base our views solely based on the greatest opportunity to maximize student safety and well-being (a goal that should unify ALL people).

I have no tolerance for someone who is willing to sacrifice the life of a child to achieve a lower tax rate, to purchase no software for a classroom, or to give an educator a raise.  When a naive child, as young as 5, or as old as 17 has to travel unsafe and unreasonably long distances of travel because of State Compulsory School Attendance Laws, there is an  a-priori right to expect to not become dead as a result of that requirement.  If a school does not have the means to assure that safety, it violates the very social contract that binds a society together, and nullifies an obligation to attend that school.  I am watching Bill Mathias, Debbie Stivender, Tod Howard, Roseanne Brandeburg, and Kyleen Fischer at every board meeting (through streaming media) and will report on their actions and inactions.

I have a way for you to speak you mind and stay anonymous about the situation.  Just hit ‘publish’ on the top right and submit a blog proposal.  If it does not violate our standards or mission, I will post it.


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Monday will hopefully be Tod Howard’s last school board meeting, and with him gone, maybe the war ag [...]

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A district wide recess policy is important because of several reasons: Our district and school leade [...]

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Some may wonder why Lake County Schools continue to slip in their performance and operations, but th [...]

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Lake Count Needs a Change! Tonight Tod Howard voted to waste another $95,000 on software that has no [...]

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The Florida Supervisor of Elections has released very telling data about the primary elections, and [...]

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Exciting announcement planned at 10 a.m. on Oct. 21 at Lake Minneola High Reading unlocks the future [...]

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Dr. Susan Moxley, Superintendent of Lake County Schools, authorized today the immediate suspension o [...]

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Excitement is in the air at Pine Ridge Elementary as three teachers have recently been recognized fo [...]

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Last call for sponsorships for the inaugural Lake County Schools: Arts and Cultural Festival is Mond [...]

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Watch the premiere of the Home-School Connection at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 7. Lake County School [...]

SECO Energy to investigate fatal Lake crashSumter Electric is conducting its own investigation of a fatal crash between one of its bucket truck [...]

Nature comes  into focusEUSTIS — Nature pops in the latest In Focus Photo Club exhibit at Trout Lake Nature Center. The grou [...]

Students learn about importance of treesSouth Lake youngsters learned about the importance of trees through an educational program put on by [...]

Snuggly eagle couple perches in south LakeI don't usually see bald eagles on our property. They aren't regulars like the great blue [...]

Eustis Police Department seeks to join best in the state with accreditationEUSTIS — By next year, the Eustis Police Department hopes to achieve one of the state's highest [...]

- April Warren Halifax Media Group

The race for the Circuit Judge Group 3 seat drew some competition this election season and the prima [...]

- Austin Fuller | Staff Writer

Both candidates for Mount Dora’s at-large city council seat — Marie Rich, 55, and incumbent Nick Gir [...]

The eighth and final panel of the Leesburg Bicentennial Mural is dedicated to Leesburg recreation wi [...]

- Staff Report

A free reception honoring outgoing Mayor Hal Turville Jr. is set for 4:30-6:30 p.m. Sunday at the Cl [...]


GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Cornell University's provost was selected Wednesday as the University [...]

- Roxanne Brown | Staff Writer

South Lake residents who want to learn more about local and county candidates running for office bef [...]

- Livi Stanford | Staff Writer

Lake County School Board Members, in a split vote, decided Monday not to embark on a search to repla [...]

- Livi Stanford | Staff Writer

After filing the paperwork 12 days ago, Orange County Sheriff Capt. Sandy Carpenter has withdrawn hi [...]

- Livi Stanford | Staff Writer

After filing the paperwork two weeks ago, Orange County Sheriff Capt. Sandy Carpenter has withdrawn [...]

- Livi Stanford | Staff Writer

Citing health concerns, Lake County School Board Member Kyleen Fischer is withdrawing her candidacy [...]

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