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Monday, Jul 27, 2015

Education

Hillsborough elementary schools won’t get new security officers as planned

Hillsborough elementary schools won’t get new security officers as planned

TAMPA — Hillsborough school leaders have put on hold a four-year plan launched in the wake of the Sandy Hook school massacre to spend $4.5 million posting security officers at every public elementary school.
Updated: 3 hours ago

As school discipline vote approaches, community weighs in via email

TAMPA — The Hillsborough County School Board will decide today whether to approve changes to the way students are disciplined.
Updated: 6 hours ago

Financial woes figure in lawsuit over Hyde Park Cafe

TAMPA — The owners of the Hyde Park Cafe nightclub have filed suit against potential buyers of the club and some adjacent parcels, saying the bidders made unreasonable demands in the $3.7 million transaction and never closed on the deal.
Updated: 7 hours ago
Tampa student earns third award for his computer expertise

Tampa student earns third award for his computer expertise

TAMPA — Ben Simon’s mother has known her son had a feel for electronics ever since his kindergarten teacher sent him home with a broken stereo system and he brought it back, fixed.
Published: 07/25/15

Hillsborough teacher faces firing for duct-taping student’s eyes

A Potter Elementary School music teacher could lose her job after a parent complained that she put duct tape across a kindergartner’s eyes as punishment last school year.
Published: 07/24/15
Updated: 07/25/15
Public defender offers help in Hillsborough’s school discipline overhaul

Public defender offers help in Hillsborough’s school discipline overhaul

TAMPA — As the Hillsborough County school district works to overhaul the way students are disciplined, the county’s public defender says her office wants to help.
Published: 07/21/15
Updated: 07/22/15
USF camp gives youngsters a jump start in technology

USF camp gives youngsters a jump start in technology

TAMPA — Caitlin Cook, 15, always thought she would be a veterinarian one day.
Published: 07/19/15

Seven candidates so far seeking four school board seats

TAMPA — The 2016 elections are more than a year away but the ballot already is growing in the Hillsborough County School Board race.
Published: 07/17/15

Judge dismisses suit against USF by man suspended after sex-assault claim

TAMPA — Three years ago, a University of South Florida student was suspended after his ex-girlfriend filed a sexual assault complaint against him.
Published: 07/16/15
Updated: 07/17/15
Teachers urged to try new ways of keeping students in line

Teachers urged to try new ways of keeping students in line

TAMPA — Come Aug. 25, the first day of the new school year, educators will be working differently to keep students in line across the Hillsborough County school district.
Published: 07/15/15
Updated: 07/16/15