welcome to the 2017-18 school year!

Here's some useful information that has been used successfully:

If a student is told they may not take a Florida Virtual School (FLVS)online learning class, the law says otherwise,

See also this guidance from FLDOE, https://info.fldoe.org/docushare/dsweb/Get/Document-7854/dps-wkly-2017-28.pdf

If a student is told they MUST take an AP exam or they will be billed for the exam/must pay the fee:

If a student is told that AP classes are better than Dual Enrollment classes:

If a student is told they are not allowed to change classrooms to have a different teacher (keep in mind FLVS/online learning is always an option).

If a gifted student has transferred from out-of-state, they are required to receive comparable gifted services:


The latest from our blog

wear your red shirt to protest bowden pick

There has been a community outcry over the SCSB pick of Todd Bowden as superintendent due to claims of sexual harassment and creating a hostile working environment. Tom Lyons, columnist, Sarasota Herald Tribune, does a terrific job outlining the story in his October 19 column. Please show your support for Sarasota teachers and attend the upcoming Sarasota County School Board meeting on Tuesday, November 1 at 6:30 p.m. to protest ratifying Bowden's financial contract.

Where: Sarasota County School Board, 1980 Landings Blvd., Sarasota

Date: Tuesday, November 1st, 6:30 p.m.

I think they let all the female employees of this district down.
— Barry Dubin, executive director, SCTA

sign our petition!

On December 14, 2015, the SCSB finance department changed Pine View School (which was founded in 1969 as public gifted school) to a magnet school for academically talented, without any public input. The magnet designation limits parents and students choices. Please sign our petition to remove the magnet designation.


Watch a Pine View student advocate to learn at his own pace before the Sarasota County School Board


Pine view's evolution to a "magnet" school


About us

We are a group of parents committed to ensuring quality education for students. We believe parents, students, and teachers working together are a powerful voice. As equal partners we can create innovation, efficiencies, and find new resources to make our school the best it can be.

We support keeping Pine View School for the Gifted a full-time gifted option for students as it has been since its inception in 1969.

We support Pine View students being offered the same opportunities for dual enrollment (DE) and FLVS (online classes) as the other Sarasota County public schools.

Changes are underway at the district and at Pine View that will limit options for our students. If you support keeping Pine View School for the Gifted the school it always has been, and would like to keep these options, please provide your contact information and we will be in touch with more information as it develops. We will not share your information.

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