To help readers, provided are links that serve as a guide to Daily News coverage since we first learned that the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office was actively investigating in August alleged abuse of special needs students at Kenwood Elementary School.

The case unfolding in Okaloosa County concerning the alleged abuse of special needs students at Kenwood Elementary School, and now including Silver Sands School plus an investigation into alleged sexual harassment by an employee at Choctawhatchee High School, is a priority story for the staff at the Northwest Florida Daily News.

We are placing all resources necessary — including monetary for past, present and future public records requests and consultation with legal experts — to cover investigations that have shocked our community.

The Daily News is actively working public leads on the investigations to increase the scope of our investigative reporting.

If any of our readers believe they have information that can further peel back the layers of an onion that at this point is growing in size seemingly daily, contact us by email:

Bob Heist, executive editor, bheist@nwfdailynews.com

Wendy Victora, managing editor, wvictora@nwfdailynews.com

Heather Osbourne, staff reporter, hosbourne@nwfdailynews.com

Tom McLaughlin, staff reporter, tmclaughlin@nwfdailynews.com

Please be sure to briefly describe the information we may want to investigate plus a phone number for contact. All reader information will be held in strict confidence.

As for where the investigations currently stand, it is sometimes hard to follow a developing story if you haven't been there from the beginning. To help readers, below are links that serve as a guide to Daily News coverage since we first learned that the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office was actively investigating in August what by that time was more than a year of silence on the case involving little Noah Perillo, the now 6-year-old non-verbal autistic boy alleged to be a main victim of abuse at Kenwood Elementary.

The dates are when Daily News original reporting first was published online at nwfdailynews.com:

Nov. 18

Report in Stillions case didn’t meet state statutes

Nov. 14

Menchel keeps pushing for answers on Kelley texts

Investigations squash OCSD half-cent sales tax referendum

Nov. 7

Investigations engulf Okaloosa County School District

Oct. 27

Who exactly is the spokesperson for School District?

Oct. 25

Formal complaint filed against school district spokesman

Oct. 24

Citizen reports harassment from district spokesman

Oct. 23

School Board considers abuse policy changes

Oct. 20

Spurred by recent investigations, School Board talks policy overhaul

Oct. 19

Mary Beth Jackson continues to press for own attorney

Oct. 16

Outside help sought in allegations against Choctaw High School employee

Oct. 13

4 school district staffers placed on administrative leave this week

Oct. 11

School Resource Officer displayed ‘wanton indifference’ to Kenwood investigations

Oct. 10

State: Teacher hurt kids at Silver Sands School

Mary Beth Jackson says she wants her own lawyer

Oct. 4

Sheriff’s Office: School resource officer neglected duties in Kenwood abuse case

Sept. 30, 2017

School Board chairman believes abuse probe followed ‘district investigative process’

OCSD must address 'The superintentdent shall ...'

Sept. 27, 2017

State Attorney: School district investigation will be ‘thorough’

Sept. 26, 2017

Sheriff’s Office: Superintendent knew of child abuse report

Sept. 25, 2017

Jackson not resigning ‘at this time’

Okaloosa School Board to consider new abuse regulations

PHOTOS: Okaloosa School Board meeting 

Petition for Jackson’s ouster gains momentum

Sept. 23

Former superintendents question school district’s current leadership

Sept. 22, 2017

Superintendent reveals having email containing investigative report but never opened it

Jackson clarifies contradiction

Sept. 21, 2017

OCSD responds to questions about controversial memo

School district probe sparks proposals

Sept. 16, 2017

Child Abuse Investigation: ‘I’m not going to be a scapegoat’

Investigator: OCSD exonerated Stillions on false pretenses

Sept. 15, 2017

3 people arrested in child cruelty case

2 school district employees suspended in connection with abuse investigation

VIDEO: Eddie Perillo, father of abused autistic child

Sept. 13, 2017

Mother wants notification of child abuse cases

Sept. 12, 2017

‘Several’ warrants isssued in school district child abuse case

Aug. 4, 2017

OCSO confirms investigation into alleged teacher abuse