Brian Burkeen kisses his wife, Ginger, during a break before sentencing. Two years and a month ago, July 16, 2020, Brian Burkeen, the former assistant chief of Indian River County’s Emergency Department was convicted of stealing more than 1,400 tires; sentenced to 12 years in prison. His scam began in January 2012, he retired on February 9, 2018, was … Continue reading $ 320,000 Brian Burkeen Tire Fraud: A Look Back
The Young Journalist, an initiative of this 501 (C) (3) publication, Vero Communique, welcomes Nesha Stanton as a mentor, for third, fourth and fifth graders, teaching students how to become journalists. For the past 2021-2022 school year, The Young Journalist mentored 58 students at nine Indian River County elementary schools, not including over sixty students … Continue reading NESHA STANTON JOINS theyoungjournalist.com
By Bill Britton Bill Britton is a freelance writer and formerly an editor for Johns Hopkins University Press, ABI Research, and Elsevier Science. He is a frequent contributor to Vero Communiqué.We strive to encourage a free and open exchange of opinions and welcome yours. Through discussions like these we can all learn more about the … Continue reading FIDDLING WHILE THE PLANET BURNS: The Facts
On July 15, 2022 we wrote how Thomas Kenny is running for School District of Indian River County school board District four, that Mom’s for Liberty has political overtones and that Mr. Kenny has a passion concerning politics. What kind of politics? https://verocommunique.wordpress.com/2022/07/15/did-you-see-thomas-kinnys-facebook-post/ By ANDREW ATTERBURY/POLITICO 07/20/2022 04:27 PM EDT An emerging political committee operated in … Continue reading Publix Heiress Gives $50K to Conservative Education Group Moms for Liberty PAC
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Sherry Corey: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.theyoungjournalist.com THREE 2022 GRANTS TOTALING $ 55,000 SUPPORT THE YOUNG JOURNALIST, PROVIDING for SUSTAINABILITY and GROWTH June 28, 2022…Indian River County (IRC), FL…The Young Journalist (TYJ) Program recently received (3) grants from (3) different Charitable Organizations, including (2) from outside Florida. These generous Grants enable TYJ to further expand its Program mentoring … Continue reading The Young Journalist Receives $ 55,000 in Grants.
Mental health awareness. On May 9, 2022, a task force, comprised of 15 community leaders, referred to as the C.L.I.M.A.T.E. Task Force (Convening Leaders in Maximizing Access to Education), presented recommendations to the staff of the School District of Indian River County (SDIRC), FL to ensure equity and excellence in each of its schools. Their … Continue reading “The [Mental Health] Data is There.”
The MHA's mission is to provide immediate access with no barriers to mental health care. "It's Okay to Get Help!" The 2021 Florida StatutesTitle XXIXPUBLIC HEALTH Chapter 394 MENTAL HEALTH View Entire Chapter 394.4784 Minors; access to outpatient crisis intervention services and treatment.—For the purposes of this section, the disability of nonage is removed for any … Continue reading Without Parental Consent, Florida Minors 13 Years or Older May Seek Out and Receive Mental Health Services
Vero Communiqué is proud to announce the renewal of its Platinum Seal of Transparency, for 2022, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, a service of Candid. The Platinum Seal of Transparency indicates that Vero Communiqué shares clear and important information with the public about its goals, strategies, capabilities, achievements, and progress indicators that showcase the progress … Continue reading Vero Communiqué Announces Renewal of its Platinum Seal of Transparancy.
We're a Worthless News Source Over the last few weeks it has been interesting to read the comments on our website after we published our June 4 article on “Jennifer Pippin: She Spews Hate.” As well as our other article on May 21 questioning if a school board member disregarded a C.L.I.M.A.T.E task force committee recommendation … Continue reading A Moms for Liberty Mental Health Conundrum: School District of Indian River County, FL.
Vero Communiqué reported on May 25, 2022 about the lack of verbal civility during public comments at Indian River County school board meeting. Comments cited in our report and written in comments received from the article included: "What a bunch of cowards." “You’re all racists…each and every one of you are racists. ““We’re sick and tired of … Continue reading Jennifer Pippin: “She Spews Hate.”