BONIFAY – Each school in the Holmes County School District has a plan each year to improve student achievement. Those plans were approved when the Holmes County School Board met in regular session on December 5.

Every school sets their own improvement plan for the year.

Current improvements include: Bethlehem High School will work on building strong parent and community communications; Bonifay K-8 and the Graduation Assistance Program (GAP) are looking to raise standardized test scores in math and English.

Ponce de Leon Elementary School is working to raise science standardized test scores and host diversity training for staff, while Ponce de Leon High School will work on remediation and a mentoring program.

Poplar Springs High School will work toward increasing math scores by three percent, and Holmes County High School is endeavoring to raise their school grade to a B.

For more information on those plans visit the Florida Department of Education website at

In other business, the board approved overnight trips for various school clubs in the district for trips to Tallahassee for a service project.

The board approved a leave of absence for Lindsey Watson, an ESE teacher at Bonifay K-8. An amended ending date of a leave of absence for Ashley Mosely was also approved.

Holmes County School Board will meet again in regular session at 9 a.m. on December 19.