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Vision: Preparing students for life
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Hillsborough County Public Schools is honored to recognize National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 through October 15. The Annual Viva Tampa Bay Hispanic Awards, hosted by The Course of Action Foundation is looking for nominations for Hispanic teacher of the year, nominate someone today, deadline is 9/25/19.
2019 CEO Volunteer Day
On October 18, Tampa Bay area CEOs will volunteer an entire day at Hillsborough County public elementary schools. To learn more and join in, visit 1DayofChange.com
Claywell Grandparents Literacy
Claywell Elementary students loved celebrating literacy with our grandparents. They shared a book and then a light breakfast provided by our PTA. It was a "grand" day!
Alonso High School DECA-Marketing officers share information about the chapter to prospective new members during club rush.
Alonso High School DECA-Marketing officers share information about the chapter to prospective new members during club rush.
2019 Frontier School Recycling
Now through December 15 - Drop off your recyclable electronics at one of the two Tampa based Frontier stores in Carrollwood or Brandon for a chance to win cash for your school. Recyclable electronics can also be dropped of at the Annual Back to School Bash at Raymond James Stadium on August 3 from 8:01 am - 2:01 pm. More info >>

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September 18, 2019
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September 19, 2019
Superintendent Search Community Forum

September 23, 2019
Regular Release Day - Hurricane Makeup Day

September 23, 2019
College Night

September 24, 2019
College Night

School Board approves 2020-2021 school calendar

Our School Board recently approved the 2020–2021 school calendar. The calendar needs to work within state laws that determine when the school year must start and end, while balancing several different elements like holidays and breaks.

This quick two-minute video answers our most common questions about the calendar—especially why it has so many unexpected days off in the Spring: Calendar Questions from Hillsborough Schools.

Creating the calendar takes months of planning and a diverse Calendar Committee made up of students, parents, community organizations, business leaders, principals and district staff—around 50 stakeholders in all.

You can find the 2020-2021 calendar at hillsoboroughschools.org/2021calendar.


Hurricane Dorian make up time

Through collaboration with our unions, we have made the decision to take four Mondays originally scheduled as Early Release Days and extend those to be full school days.

The following Mondays will now become full school days: September 16, September 23, September 30 and October 7. Students WILL NOT be released early on those four days.

This means we will not have any more Early Release Days for the rest of this semester. Our next Early Release Day will be January 13, next semester.

For more information about the decision making process, visit the Hurricane Dorian FAQ page.


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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Superintendent Search - help shape our future!

Hillsborough County Public Schools is undertaking a search for our next superintendent. We want to hear from you on the qualities, experience and expertise you desire in our next leader. Hillsborough Schools, with the help of Ray and Associates, is beginning an extensive campaign to ask for input from students, families, our employees and our community. A survey is now available to fill out and four Community Forums will be held throughout the district in September. We invite everyone in our community to participate and engage in the process.

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Proposed Policy Updates

Hillsborough County Public Schools is seeking approval of proposed new and revised policies.

The proposed policies may be viewed by clicking the "More Info" link below.  A hard copy is also available in the Government Relations Office located at 901 E. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa.

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Applying Online for School Meal Benefits is Quick, Confidential, and Easy!

Parents - it's time to complete a 2019-20 household application for school meal benefits.  Applying online is simple, secure, and the quickest way for your child to receive free school meal benefits! 

Great news!  The online application is available in 7 languages – English, Spanish, French, Arabic, Filipino (Tagalog), Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt), and Chinese (Mandarin).  The application is also phone and tablet friendly!  

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Referendum Results #HalfPennyPromise

Referendum Update

The first revenue check from the Education Referendum’s half-penny sales tax arrived in early April. Work is underway in many of our schools to deliver on our #HalfPennyPromise. Already, we’ve seen new playgrounds constructed and tracks and gymnasium floors refurbished. Planning has also advanced on our larger projects, like air conditioning replacements and roof repairs. Construction on those projects will begin this summer when students are off campus.

View the list of projects currently under way.

More information about the Citizens Oversight Committee.

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