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Vision: Preparing students for life
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Are you ready to make an impact on students at our highest needs schools? We’re recruiting top talent! Apply today to be a teacher at one of our Achievement Schools. Learn more >>
Unfortunately, 1 in 3 American kids are overweight, which can lead to a broad range of health problems. Hear from our Superintendent to learn how you can make a difference in the physical and emotional wellbeing of our children and find ways to participate in an American Heart Association event. More info >>
2019 Kindergarten Countdown
If your child will be entering kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year, you will want to attend a Kindergarten Countdown event. Join us to learn about the Hillsborough County Public Schools kindergarten program and to meet the staff at your child's new school. More information >>
Literacy Challenge
NCAA Team Works, the Tampa Bay Sports Commission, Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS), myON® by Renaissance®, University of South Florida Athletics and Scholastic are teaming up for the Read to the Final Four Literacy Challenge for students in PK – 5TH Grade. More info >> View a video >>
2019 Black History
To share in our celebration of local African-American legacies and their contributions to the community, please "follow", "like" and "retweet" from @HillsboroughSch on Facebook and Twitter, and use the hashtag #AfAmLegacy. More info>>
Join the HCPS 2019 Going for the Gold Gasparilla Team
We climb together as a team with a purpose in mind: to achieve a 90x20 graduation rate, to increase student attendance, and to build positive school culture across the district. Support our efforts by joining the 2019 HCPS 90x20 G4G team - it’s quick and easy! More information >>
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Upcoming Events

February 18, 2019
Presidents' Day/Non-Student Day

February 19, 2019
School Board Workshop

February 19, 2019
Board Meeting

February 25, 2019
Early Release Day - students released 1 hour early

March 4, 2019
*Strawberry Festival/Non-Student Day (All)

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Notice of School Board meeting changes

Starting on February 19, Hillsborough County School Board meetings will change to a 4 p.m. start time. For years, we have heard from the public to start our meetings later to better accommodate work schedules and to allow students to attend. Guidelines for public comment are also changing. All speakers signed up for public comment will have a total of three minutes to speak to the School Board regardless of the number of items they wish to address. We will continue to have employee input at 6 p.m. to provide district staff an opportunity to address questions or concerns to the School Board.

Read. Write. Now. - Help Make a Difference

 Hillsborough County Public Schools and the Hillsborough Education Foundation are teaming up to help make a difference. You can too! Your donation will provide classrooms with much-needed books for their classroom libraries - enabling the practice and mastery of the reading skills being taught. Dontate to the Virtual Book Drive.

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2019 Hillsborough Regional STEM Fair

Regional STEM FairThe 2019 Hillsborough Regional STEM Fair concluded with two spectacular awards ceremonies honoring the outstanding work of our community's children.  It is the largest academic competition that Hillsborough County Public Schools puts on with more than 100,000 students competing at their schools in order to qualify for the regional fair. Visit the STEM website.





Education Referendum - How will the money be spent?

Funds from the new Education Referendum are restricted in how they can be used. Generally, the funds cannot be used for recurring "operating expenses” such as teacher pay, school bus fuel, and utility bills. Sales tax funds are generally limited to "capital expenses,” which are long-term physical improvements to buildings or equipment. Our tax referendum funds would be spent on a list of specific projects, which are limited to:

  • Air conditioning replacements and overhauls
  • Maintenance and renovation projects
  • Safety and security improvements
  • Technology upgrades
  • New construction to relieve overcrowding

More information is available on the Education Referendum Project website


Attendance Boundary Changes

The School District assesses school attendance boundaries based on a variety of reasons including, but not limited to, programmatic changes, enrollment growth, and newly constructed capacity.  In order to access information regarding current and future attendance boundary changes, please click more information.

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