Friday, August 17, 2012
Reconstruction of the kindergarten classrooms destroyed in a July fire at Frost Elementary was in view at the school's Aug. 16 open house, which drew two Hillsborough County Commissioners and Mosaic representatives bearing school supplies.
Two Hillsborough County commissioners and representatives of the Mosaic company were in attendance Aug. 16 at the open house greeting for parents and students at Frost Elementary School, where a fire earlier this month destroyed the kindergarten classrooms of teachers Holly Cover and Jamy Daily-Herman. Following the July 28 fire, Hillsborough County Commissioner Al Higginbotham, through his aide, Deanna Hurley, sent out an email to media, chamber and business interests to help raise support for the teachers who lost their supplies. On hand to meet with the teachers in their temporarily reassigned classrooms at the open house greeting were Higginbotham, commissioner Lesley "Les" Miller and representatives from the Mosaic company — Chris …
Thursday, August 2, 2012
The July 28 fire at Frost Elementary School in Riverview started in the kitchen area of a kindergarten classroom. Support for affected teachers is growing, including a $5,000 donation from the Mosaic company.
The fire-damaged classrooms at Frost Elementary School were on display Aug. 1, where Linda Cobbe, a spokesperson for the Hillsborough County School District, said damages could be as high as $400,000. The school is insured, she said, but lost among the rubble are years worth of school supplies obtained by kindergarten teachers Holly Cover and Jamy Daily-Herman, in whose connected classrooms the fire caused the most damage. Cobbe said the fire remains under investigation and that it apparently started in the kitchen area of one of the classsrooms. "How and why, we don't know yet," she added. The alam was received Saturday night, July 28, and school district officials became aware of the fire a day later, Cobbe said. In all, 17 classrooms …
A fire under investigation at Frost Elementary School caused up to $400,000 in damages, said Hillsborough County schools spokesperson Linda Cobbe. The community is helping teachers restock their classrooms with supplies before the first day of school.
The fire-damaged classrooms at Frost Elementary School were on display Aug. 1, where Linda Cobbe, a spokesperson for the Hillsborough County School District, said damages could be as high as $400,000. The school is insured, she said, but lost among the rubble are years worth of school supplies obtained by kindergarten teachers Holly Cover and Jamy Daily-Herman, in whose connected classrooms the fire caused the most damage. For more on the community outreach, see the Brandon Patch report, Fire at Frost Elementary School Under Investigation.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
A small fire at Frost Elementary School on July 26 depleted school supplies in the shared classroom of teachers Holly Cover and Jamy Daily-Herman. Al Higginbotham's aide and Riverview chamber director Tanya Doran spread word of a drive to help.
Two kindergarten teachers at Frost Elementary School are facing the task of rebuilding their shared classroom with weeks to go before the Aug. 21 start of the new school year, according to Deanna Hurley, an aide to Hillsborough County Commissioner Al Higginbotham. Hurley notified media and chamber interests in an email July 31 about the plight of the two teachers, Holly Cover and Jamy Daily-Herman, who reportedly "lost everything" in their shared classroom because of a fire over the weekend. "Mrs. Cover and Mrs. Daily, are being supported by their co-teachers, who are asking the community for help," Hurley wrote. "We have no involvement in this process; we just wanted to help to get the word out." The school, at 3950 Falkenburg Road, …