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UPDATED – New Dates Added Superintendent Invites Public to Education Referendum Town Hall Meetings

September 20, 2018

For Immediate Release

Contact: Tanya Arja
Office of Communications

Tampa, Fla. – (September 20, 2018) – Superintendent Jeff Eakins will be hosting several town hall meetings throughout the county to talk about the November 6 education referendum and inform voters about our schools’ needs and the positive impact a half-penny sales tax referendum would have on our students, schools and community.

During the town hall meetings, Superintendent Eakins will also share information about the state of our school district, exciting opportunities for our students, and the $2 billion challenge our community faces because of inadequate state funding.

The meetings will be led by Superintendent Eakins and are scheduled for:

  • September 18, 6 p.m. at South Tampa Fellowship Ballast Point Campus, 5101 Bayshore Blvd., Tampa

  • September 19, 7 p.m. at Schwarzkopf Elementary School, 18333 Calusa Trace Blvd., Lutz

  • September 24, 6 p.m. at Plant City High School, One Raider Place, Plant City

  • September 26, 7 p.m. at Grady Elementary School, 3910 W Morrison Ave., Tampa

  • October 1, 7 p.m. at Wharton High School, 20150 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., Tampa

  • October 3, 7 p.m. at Westchase Recreation Center, 9791 Westchase Dr., Tampa

  • October 4, 7 p.m. at Pizzo K-6 School, 11701 USF Bull Run Dr., Tampa

  • October 9, 7 p.m. at Jackson Springs Recreation Center, 8620 Jackson Springs Rd., Tampa

  • October 11, 7 p.m. at Lake Magdalene United Methodist Church, 2902 W. Fletcher Ave., Tampa

  • October 15, 7 p.m. at Middleton High School, 4801 N. 22nd St., Tampa

  • October 23, 7 p.m. at The Chapel at FishHawk, 6026 Churchside Dr., Lithia

Each meeting will provide families, district employees and community members the opportunity to get their questions about the referendum answered — straight from Superintendent Eakins. Anyone interested is encouraged to attend. 

As the largest employer in Hillsborough County, serving more than 218,000 students, Hillsborough County Public Schools strives to provide the very best opportunities for our students and the community as we climb together to prepare our students for life.


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