Hillsborough County Public Schools, local law enforcement and community agencies celebrated and honored thousands of elementary students who assisted in keeping their respective schools safe throughout the year. More than 4,000 fifth grade safety patrol students were transported on the yellow school bus from across the district to gather at Edward Medard Park for the annual Mark Dafeldecker Safety Patrol Picnic.Read More
Educators from not only Hillsborough County, but throughout Florida and the nation, retreated to Warren Hope Dawson Elementary School for an intense 16 day yoga certification program, called Breathe For Change. Breathe For Change is an organization that aims to improve health and well-being of students and teachers and entire school communities. Once they complete this training, these K-12 educators will become certified yoga instructors.Read More
Electrathon of Tampa Bay (ETO) recently held its final race of the 2017-18 season at the Florida Solar Energy Center in Cocoa. An electrathon is a custom built three-or-four wheeled electric vehicle,designed, built and raced by teams, and powered by an electric motor and batteries.Read More
One very lucky young man, Joshua Quiggle, a recent Newsome High School graduate is the lucky winner of a brand new Toyota Yaris, provided by Toyota of Tampa Bay, as a reward for 13 years of perfect attendance. Quiggle missed the surprise because he is currently at Air Force basic training.Read More
The Hillsborough Classroom Teachers Association (HCTA) and Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS) announce they have reached a tentative agreement for the upcoming 2018-19 school year. Under the tentative agreement, teachers will realize pay raises, a reduction in child care costs, and other benefits.
It is important to note this tentative agreement was reached at the negotiating table and must now be voted on by the Hillsborough County School Board and ratified by the members of the HCTA union.Read More