Congratulations to the winners of the
5th Annual Sumter's Future Entrepreneurs Contest!
This year, due to COVID-19, the Live Competition was held virtually. Our judges have determined the following winners:
South Sumter High School
1st Place ($1000) Rachael Yacuzzo Business Name: Henna of Honor
2nd Place ($500) Sheyenne McAlister Business Name: Shey's Shiabann
The Villlages High School
1st Place ($1000) Kenna Broaderick Business Name: Jouer: A Performing Arts Studio
2nd Place ($500) Mariah Grant Business Name: Granting Hope Animal Services
Wildwood Middle High School
1st Place ($1000) Luis Carvajal Business Name: Road Runner
2nd Place ($500) Nia Kelley & Tyrie Jones Business Name: Worm Farm
These students received $100 each for exhbiting their business idea as a digital poster. (click on the business name to view the poster)
South Sumter High School:
Seth Silhavy Business Name: Flying Acrobats
Makenzie Lawrence Business Name: HL Creamery
The Villages High School:
April Carr Business Name: Blank Canvas Interior Design Company
Savannah Townsend Business Name: Kids 4 Kids
Effective January 1, 2014, Florida transitioned its credentialing process from the issuance of paper transcripts and diplomas to a paperless web-based credentialing system. As with any new process, there will be changes and questions. Use these Frequently Asked Questions (PDF, 91KB) to learn about the changes.
Beginning January 1, 2014, the fee for test credentials increased to $15 for each duplicate diploma or transcript requested.
Effective February 1, 2014, all diploma verifications are serviced through the duplicate diploma and/or transcript request process described below.
Duplicate diplomas and transcripts will no longer be able to be picked up in person after January 31, 2014.
Allen Shirley, Director, Secondary and Postsecondary Education
Casey Ferguson, Principal, Adult Education Center
Nancy Anderson, Transition Specialist, Adult Education
Frankie Cook, Career and Assessment Specialist
Rachel McDowell, Secretary, Career and Adult Education
Stephanie Davies, Data Technician, Adult Education
1425 CR 526A
Sumterville, FL 33585
Middle school students from across the county submitted original pieces of art to the district’s fourth annual Art in the Capitol competition. The pieces included paintings, drawings, collages, prints, mixed media, computer generated art and photographs.
Sumter County’s rich tradition of academic excellence continues, as the Sumter County School District has been named an Academically High-Performing School District by the Florida Department of Education. Sumter is one of 17 districts of the 67 in Florida to earn this prestigious designation. “The Board and I are so proud of the hard work of our students, teachers, administrators, and staff. It is nice to see the state award this team for excellence in so many different areas and departments,” stated Superintendent Richard A. Shirley.
The Sumter County School District's priority is to provide a healthy and safe learning environment for all staff members and students. The tentative start date for the 2020-21 school year is August 24, 2020. The district will offer three learning options for the upcoming school year, pending Board approval.
Title IX Sexual Harassment
Sexual harassment must be reported immediately to the District Title IX Coordinator.
Reporting can be in person, by phone, by email or mail.
Reporting via email:
Eileen Goodson, Title IX Coordinator or
Lisa Whitman Sr. Director of Human Resources
Physical and mailing address: 2680 West CR 476, Bushnell, Florida 33513
Title IX Training:
Administrative/Title IX Team Training
Bullying, Threats and Intimidation
Board Policy 5500
Controlled Open Enrollment
Board Policy 5121
Florida Economic Security Report
Section 1002.20(24) Florida Statutes
"Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail regarding official business to the District or any of its employees. Instead, contact the District or individual employee by phone or in writing."