Joel Herbst, South Area Superintendent for the Broward County school district, has resigned. This comes as no surprise as Herbst was passed over in last year’s superintendent search. Not to worry, sources tell RED BROWARD Herbst will stay in the educational field. Herbst also sells a vitamin supplement in his spare time.
One question remains, did Herbst ever talk about the secret money fund at South Plantation. Reports claim the fund existed during Herbst’s tenure as South Plantation High School principal.
“Basile, who has been at the school about four years, told district officials he didn’t realize the account was in violation of district and state policies. Herbst said it was used for ‘the welfare of the school’ and in keeping with the philanthropic mission of the PTO.” read more at the Sun-Sentinel
His information would be helpful to investigators trying to determine what the heck was going on over there. Godspeed Joel!
TGIF! Have a great weekend. Take time to enjoy a salami sandwich!
Donna Korn has announced she will seek the countywide Broward county school board seat. Late last year, Governor Rick Scott appointed Ms. Korn to the District 4 seat when Board Member Dave Thomas pulled a disappearing act.
Korn, a Broward Republican, will face über-Broward Democrat insider Franklin Sands. You may recall out report on the Florida Democrat Party sending thousands of dollars to a company housed at Sands’ Weston residence.
Sands is currently a FL State House Representative.
Here is the press release from Ms. Korn:
“Donna Korn Announces Her Candidacy for the Broward County School Board, At-Large Seat
A Leader with Integrity Bringing Innovative Ideas to Education
Donna Korn today announces her candidacy for the At-Large Seat for the School Board of Broward County representing all of Broward County. Donna serves on the Broward County School Board, representing District 4 which includes the cities of Coral Springs, Parkland, Tamarac, Margate and North Lauderdale. In that time, Donna has demonstrated a dedicated commitment to always being accessible and focused on the needs of her District. In doing this, Donna has shown a commitment to forging a successful partnership between the parents, teachers and students of District 4 to create a successful and production educational experience.
It is this commitment that motivates her to seek this position of the At-Large School Board Member so as to ensure that the highest level of public education is made available for all Broward County children.
Besides Donna’s successes serving in District 4, she brings the life experience of someone who understands our past, present and future. Donna Korn is a native Floridian who graduated from a Broward County Public School and later became a teacher at her alma mater, Western High School. Donna has been married for 14 years to her husband, Chris, who is a firefighter with the City of Hollywood. Donna and Chris have three children all of whom attend Broward County Public Schools. In addition to being a wife and mother of three children, Donna built a successful career as a Commercial Real Estate Broker. She serves the community on numerous volunteer boards and has been president of her children’s PTA. As a wife, mother, and successful business person, Donna understands the challenges and the needs of the parents, children and teachers in Broward County, as she deals with such things in her own everyday life.
Donna, as an At-Large School Board Member, will continue to bring forward innovative ideas, offer a high level of integrity to the Board and demonstrate an unwavering expectation that the highest standards of education be made available for each and every student in Broward County Public Schools, world-class education. By promoting educational choices we can successfully tailor students’ educational experiences and opportunities to meet the needs of each child. Donna is committed towards her goal of creating successful partnerships between the parents, teachers, and students to produce a successful and productive educational experience for all of Broward County.”