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Hillsborough school board again delays vote on changing attendance boundaries

Superintendent Addison Davis listened Tuesday as Black community leaders criticized his latest plan to change attendance boundaries for Hillsborough County Public Schools.

He listened as East Hillsborough residents complained about a recent change that would move close to 300 students from Bloomingdale High School to Brandon

Future Career Academy partners with businesses to inspire Hillsborough County students

Jose Colindres, executive director of the Brink Foundation that has partnered with the program, said about 70% of students in Hillsborough County don’t go to college and choose career pathways instead.

Schools face pressure to take harder line on discipline

As kids’ behavior reaches crisis points after the stress and isolation of pandemic shutdowns, many schools are facing pressure from critics to rethink their approaches to discipline — including policies intended to reduce suspensions and expulsions.

Expecting pushback, Florida school boards work to perfect boundary changes

The big news: Ask any school board member, and they’ll tell you that redrawing attendance zones ranks among the most difficult decisions of the job.

Particularly when no new schools are being added to the equation, families fight changes that might send their children to different schools....

7 Florida Schools Receive Funding to Develop Community Partnership Schools

The UCF Center for Community Schools awarded seven schools up to $80,000 each as part of the Community School Grant Program, which was established by the Florida Legislature. Among the winners are Blanche H. Daughtrey Elementary, Caribbean K-8, Colonial Elementary, Jefferson K-12, JFK Middle, Lake Worth High and Pine Forest High.

Majority of Florida Public Schools Cancel Classes Ahead of Hurricane Ian

As Hurricane Ian drew closer to Florida, schools and universities across the state continued to announce closures and class cancellations for the week.

Hillsborough superintendent Addison Davis scores high marks on evaluation

Hillsborough County school superintendent Addison Davis has won over his most important audience: his bosses, the seven members of the School Board.

Evaluation scores released this week show all seven are more satisfied with Davis than they were a year ago.

Hillsborough charter schools continue to attract more families

Families in Hillsborough County are continuing to send their children in growing numbers to independently operated charter schools instead of those run by the district.

Totals released by the district on Tuesday showed a 6% increase in charter enrollment, from 33,079 on the 20th day of school in September

Hillsborough ponders another K-8 school, but questions loom over the impact

Parents at Carrollwood Elementary School want to keep their children there a few years longer — all the way through eighth grade.

It isn’t just because they like the A-rated school in picturesque Original Carrollwood.

Florida governor suspends school board quartet over Parkland shooting report

The governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis, on Friday suspended four members of the Broward county school board, acting on a recommendation in a report from a grand jury investigating the 2018 Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school shooting in which 17 people were killed.

Hillsborough County School Board Meeting: 10/17/23@ 4pm


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In the Tampa Bay area school districts are entrusted with multi billion dollar budgets that directly impact over 500,000 students, 50,000 employees and thousands of vendors and service providers.

Elected school boards in each of the counties are tasked with overseeing these dollars and providing oversight.

Ultimately, however,it falls upon the citizenry to monitor the conduct and expenditures of public dollars and the quality of education being provided to children.

Reports of many children struggling to attain a quality education have been featured prominently in the local media and underscores the need for parents, family members and all stakeholders to actively participate in the educational process.

Please consider attending an upcoming school board meeting to add your voice to the call for a high quality education for all children.