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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.

Recount underway for Hillsborough County Public Schools millage referendum

TAMPA, Fla. — A recount is underway as machines work to count the votes in the millage referendum to support Hillsborough County Schools.

“We’re in the process now of we’re going to re-scan 228,800 and some ballots over the next hopefully 18 hours that we’ll be doing this, and then we’ll have our second set of unofficial results,” said Craig Latimer, the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections.

Hillsborough schools teacher pay raise referendum heads to automatic recount

TAMPA, Fla. — The unofficial vote count in Hillsborough County for the one millage rate property tax referendum has failed, but the margin is so close, it will trigger an automatic machine recount.

The Supervisor of Elections Canvassing Board is meeting at 5 p.m

Job cuts coming to Hillsborough County schools, but who gets cut uncertain

TAMPA, Fla. - Hillsborough County Public Schools is preparing to cut as many as 1,000 jobs. The final decisions about who gets cut have not yet to be made, but it's an issue that's been plaguing the district for months.

Hillsborough needs drastic steps to tame school budget, officials say

TAMPA — At the rate they are going, Hillsborough County School District leaders said Tuesday, the nation’s seventh-largest school system might run out of money by June.

Hillsborough County School Board Meeting: 6/18/24 @ 4pm


901 East Kennedy Boulevard
Tampa Fl, 33602

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.