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Education

Top school retiree up for rehire

Top school retiree up for rehire

TAMPA — A top Hillsborough County school district official who retired in August from a 40-year career could soon return to his post, this time as a contract worker making nearly $200,000 in pension and salary.
Updated: 5 hours ago
Pasco teacher will undergo gender change

Pasco teacher will undergo gender change

TRINITY — A social studies teacher at Mitchell High School has begun the process of gender transition and plans to present himself as a woman no later than the beginning of next school year, the school’s principal announced to staff an...
Updated: 21 hours ago
It’s down to 2 for District 6 seat

It’s down to 2 for District 6 seat

TAMPA — One candidate in the race for school board District 6 is a newcomer who promises professionalism and a fresh perspective. The other is a two-term incumbent who prides herself on being unafraid to ask tough questions and push for accoun...
Published: 10/24/14

New nutrition rules eat into school fundraisers

LAND O’ LAKES — Pasco County School Board members expressed frustration this week about new federal standards that forced schools to change their a la carte offerings in cafeterias and their rules for fundraisers involving food. ...
Published: 10/23/14

Tampa development plan nearly scuttled by boundary fight

TAMPA — A long-term agreement between the city and county to target tax revenue for redevelopment of the city’s needy areas nearly blew up on Thursday as the Tampa City Council reluctantly approved the deal while vowing to redraw the bo...
Published: 10/23/14

Driver of pickup hurt in Tampa crash with school bus

The driver of a pickup truck was in critical condition after he ran a red light and hit a Hillsborough County school bus Thursday morning, officials said.
Published: 10/23/14
Split Florida? Wacky resolution might validate ‘USF’ name

Split Florida? Wacky resolution might validate ‘USF’ name

TALLAHASSEE — Should a new effort to split Florida in two succeed, the name “University of South Florida” might make more sense.
Published: 10/22/14
Updated: 10/23/14

Pinellas schools to start teaching elementary students Spanish

A new pilot program will teach elementary school students languages, beginning with Spanish, before and after school. The program, which will be run like a district academy program, will be voluntary and could begin as early as next month in 10 elementary schools.
Published: 10/23/14
New Tampa police firing range will cut wasteful travel

New Tampa police firing range will cut wasteful travel

TAMPA — Mayor Bob Buckhorn joined Tampa police officials Wednesday in breaking ground on a firearms training center the department has done without for more than 20 years.
Published: 10/23/14
Christian activist, businesswoman seek school board seat

Christian activist, businesswoman seek school board seat

TAMPA — In less than two weeks, Eastern Hillsborough voters will choose between a conservative Christian activist and a Brandon-area businesswoman for the open District 4 spot on the school board.
Published: 10/22/14

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