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Hernando County teachers set for bigger raise than last year, as union president lauds district's cooperation

Hernando County teachers set for bigger raise than last year, as union president lauds district's cooperation

The school district called a special meeting Monday night to offer a 3.5 percent salary increase.
Updated: 6 hours ago
Smith Middle School AP is promoted to Principal

Smith Middle School AP is promoted to Principal

Robert Kleesattel, the assistant principal of Smith Middle School since 2015, was promoted Tuesday to the rank of principal.Kleesattel, 58, was a favorite among parents who mounted a letter-writing campaign after they learned that principal JoAnn Joh...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Hillsborough School Board will vote on policy changes

Hillsborough School Board will vote on policy changes

Hillsborough County School Board members at 5 p.m. today will hold a public hearing on 85 pages of revisions to the school district’s policy manual.Items to be tweaked include school naming, employee speech, religious expression and what the pu...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Education bills continue to mount as Florida legislative session nears

Education bills continue to mount as Florida legislative session nears

Every year, Florida lawmakers create their legislative wish list of things they’d like to see happening in the state’s public schools.Most never get passed. But it doesn’t stop them from trying. (An effort to require a financial lit...
Updated: 11 hours ago
Pasco school district to hire lawyer to help deal with major development

Pasco school district to hire lawyer to help deal with major development

A giant planned development in Land O’Lakes has prompted the Pasco County school district to consider hiring an on-call land use lawyer to help the system navigate the growth the project could bring.Project Arthur would bring as many as 11,495 ...
Published: 01/15/19
Florida education news: Class size, school lunch, president search and more

Florida education news: Class size, school lunch, president search and more

CLASS SIZE: Though still small in overarching terms, Florida's class size violations increase in the fall 2018 student count — even as a growing number of districts take advantage of a loophole allowing them to use school-wide averages rat...
Published: 01/15/19
USF reviewing more than 30 resumes for president job

USF reviewing more than 30 resumes for president job

The University of South Florida has received resumes from more than 30 people who could serve as its next president, trustee Les Muma announced Monday.His update to fellow university officials at an afternoon workshop is the first sinc...
Published: 01/14/19
Federal school lunch program safe through February, official says

Federal school lunch program safe through February, official says

Amid the nation’s longest federal government shutdown, students who rely on subsidized school lunches don’t have to worry just yet.“We have been guaranteed we’re going to get federal reimbursement, we’re going to be able...
Published: 01/14/19
Smith Middle School will get a new principal

Smith Middle School will get a new principal

Hillsborough County School District officials will name a new principal for Smith Middle School to replace JoAnn Johnson, who is retiring.Smith, in Citrus Park, is one of the district’s newer schools. Despite its early popularity, it has lost e...
Published: 01/14/19
Principal changes coming to Pasco County schools

Principal changes coming to Pasco County schools

Connerton Elementary School is set to get a new principal, after having gone without one for two months.Kelly Edwards, who has been assistant principal at nearby Sanders Memorial STEAM magnet, will be assigned to lead Connerton just to the north.Edwa...
Published: 01/14/19