Florida Senate - 2011                            (NP)    SR 2082
       By Senator Dean
       3-02975A-11                                           20112082__
    1                          Senate Resolution                        
    2         A resolution recognizing Citrus High School on the
    3         occasion of its 100th anniversary celebration and
    4         congratulating the students, faculty, administration,
    5         and staff of Citrus High School on achieving and
    6         maintaining an “A” grade from the Florida Department
    7         of Education.
    9         WHEREAS, the history of Citrus High School can be traced
   10  back to the late 1800s to a wood-frame school building in
   11  Inverness, where a teacher taught chart class to sixth grade,
   12  and
   13         WHEREAS, construction of the first Citrus High School was
   14  authorized in 1911 and a two-story brick schoolhouse was built
   15  at a cost of $12,560 on Citrus Avenue, and
   16         WHEREAS, while the new school building was originally
   17  intended to serve only high school students, it served the
   18  entire student population in grades 1 through 12, and
   19         WHEREAS, in 1920, the Board of Public Instruction approved
   20  construction of a new school on the corner of Main Street and
   21  Line Avenue, which was completed in 1921 but was abandoned a
   22  short while later due to structural problems, with classes
   23  resuming in the original building, and
   24         WHEREAS, in 1930, a new school building was completed on
   25  the site of the failed structure and the school received
   26  accreditation from the State Board of Education as a 4-year high
   27  school, and
   28         WHEREAS, in 1985, an electrical fire destroyed most of the
   29  structure, prompting a rebuilding project that continued until
   30  1992, and
   31         WHEREAS, in 2008, Citrus High School received its first “A”
   32  school designation from the Department of Education and is once
   33  again designated an “A” school for the 2010-2011 school year,
   34  with a current enrollment of 1,556 students, NOW, THEREFORE,
   36  Be It Resolved by the Senate of the State of Florida:
   38         That we recognize Citrus High School on the occasion of its
   39  100th anniversary celebration and congratulate the students,
   40  faculty, administration, and staff of Citrus High School on
   41  achieving and maintaining an “A” grade from the Florida
   42  Department of Education.