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Superintendent Luciano Recognized For Outstanding Leadership By National Association For Bilingual Education
During an Educational Leadership Awards Luncheon, co-sponsored by The Jose Marti Foundation, on October 25, 2014, Osceola School District Superintendent Melba Luciano was presented with the Biliteracy Leadership Award from the National Association for Bilingual Education. The award was given in recognition for Superintendent Luciano's outstanding leadership in strengthening and providing support for the expansion of bilingual and biliteracy programs that serve the needs of students, staff, and the community. Dr. Arnhilda Badia, President of the Jose Marti Foundation, recognized Superintendent Luciano, along with educators and organizations, for making a difference in the lives of Florida's bilingual learners and their families.
“Melba Luciano has the honor of being the first superintendent in the state of Florida to implement the Seal of Biliteracy,” said Badia. "She has also provided leadership for the development and the successful implementation of Dual Language programs in Osceola County to ensure that students become bilingual and biliterate, and that they are ready to compete in a global economy.”
Osceola School District Awarded Two-Year Federal Grant Of $94,560 For Project AWARE
The Osceola School District has been awarded a two-year Project AWARE (Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education) federal grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to support the training of school personnel and other adults who interact with youth in both school settings and communities to detect and respond to mental illness in children and youth in the community. These individuals will be trained in Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA), a course that teaches participants how to help youth who are developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps them identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.
Technical Education Center Osceola (TECO) Hosts Open House/Ribbon Cutting Ceremony For New Criminal Justice Academy Training Facility The Osceola School District's Technical Education Center Osceola (TECO) is excited to announce the opening of its new training facility that will house the Criminal Justice Academy of Osceola (CJAO). The training center conducts basic recruit training for individuals wishing to become sworn officers, as well as advanced and specialized training for certified law enforcement, correctional probation, and correctional officers throughout Central Florida. As an extension to the main TECO campus on Simpson Road in Kissimmee, the new facility will provide a state-of-the-art learning environment for recruits to complete their training and incumbent officers to enhance existing job skills.
To celebrate the opening, the CJAO will be hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony and Open House on the following day and time:
Criminal Justice Academy of Osceola Ribbon Cutting and Open House Thursday, October 30, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: 501 Simpson Road in Kissimmee (on TECO's main campus)
The public is invited to attend the Open House to learn more about the CJAO, tour the facility, and view defensive tactics demonstrations by instructors, alumni, and recruits.
The CJAO has been a member of the Osceola School District since 1992. The CJAO is certified by the Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission to deliver all Commission-approved curricula to law enforcement, correctional, and correctional probation officers in Florida. Individuals wanting information about available courses or schedules, please contact the CJAO at 407-518-5445 or visit the Academy's website at www.teco.osceola.k12.fl.us/SitePages/CriminalJustice.aspx.
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