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  1. Communication still a weak spot for Hillsborough school superintendent Jeff Eakins

    Education

    TAMPA — Hillsborough County schools superintendent Jeff Eakins has integrity and treats others with respect. But not all his underlings share those traits. And on his watch, the district has not been good at communicating with the public.

    Hillsborough County school superintendent Jeff Eakins, shown at Mort Elementary School, has had a mostly good year but some on the School Board say he needs to improve on communication. [JAMES BORCHUCK   |   Times]
  2. Pasco committee recommends school impact fee increase tied to sales tax hike

    K12

    LAND O'LAKES — The question never was whether a committee of Pasco County builders and parents would back higher school impact fees for new homes.

    The need, they said, was clear.

  3. Hillsborough school system's finances called 'very dire' as money issues consume district leaders

    K12

    TAMPA — It was a long day of reckoning in the Hillsborough County school system, as board members, consultants and administrators discussed a variety of issues pertaining to rising costs and scarce public funds.

    Board member April Griffin called the situation “very dire.”