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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The Air Force Junior ROTC instructors and cadets of Mount Dora High School earned an overall unit as [...]

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Lake County Schools and Lake County Library System have partnered for a district-wide contest with a [...]

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Kimberly Menendez, a junior at Lake Minneola High, received the highest percentage of votes for her [...]

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Support the Tavares Middle School Jazz Band as they raise funds to perform at the Florida Music Educ [...]

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

Woman shot by ex-boyfriend thought to be 'intruder' in stable conditionThe Mount Dora woman injured in a shooting Thursday when her ex-boyfriend said he mistook her for an [...]

H. Gary Morse, powerful developer of The Villages, dies at 77A radio announcer Thursday dispensed with the usual small talk between oldies songs blasting through [...]

Mount Dora Plant and Garden Fair returns for 20 t  h  yearMOUNT DORA — Need help with that green thumb of yours? [...]

Groveland election features comeback try by former mayorGROVELAND — Two City Council incumbents will defend their seats against challengers in Tuesday' [...]

Tavares artist will do painting in every state parkTAVARES — Sharon Osterholt is stocking up on sunscreen, bug spray and, in a belt-and-suspenders effo [...]

- Theresa Campbell | Staff Writer

The bad blood between two Leesburg commissioners thickened Monday night when Jay Hurley said Bill Po [...]

- Austin Fuller | Staff Writer

Both candidates for Seat 1 on the Eustis City Commission have experience as the city’s mayor and wan [...]

- LIVI STANFORD | Staff Writer

Heading into the final week of campaigning before Election Day, School Board District 5 candidates S [...]


ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Ted Bishop was never afraid to take a risk or share his strong opinion [...]

- Cindy Dian Special to the Daily Commercial

More than 200 people attended the political hob nob in Eustis Thursday night to hear from candidates [...]

- Cindy Dian Special to the Daily Commercial

More than 200 people attended the political hob nob in Eustis Thursday night to hear from candidates [...]

- 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 [...]

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