Monday, March 18, 2013
Hillsborough County is desperate for special-ed teachers, with 50 of 100 vacancies for these jobs.
The nation's eighth-largest school district has the help wanted sign out for teachers but struggle to fill jobs. Hillsborough County is not looking to hire just any teacher, where there may be 50-100 applicants for every open job, according to TBO.com. Hillsborough County is desperate to fill special-ed teaching jobs. Half the 100 open teaching posts are for special education jobs, according to TBO.com. The district may get one to two applicants for what many describe as the toughest teaching job in the district, according to TBO.com. According to TBO.com: Teaching special-needs children with a variety of disabilities is a tough job not meant for everyone, those in educational circles agree. There's more paperwork, more stress, more …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The winners for the Ida S. Baker Diversity Educator, Teacher of the Year and Support Employee of the Year will be announced.
Hillsborough's best educators will be honored this month. On March 28, winners of the Ida S. Baker Diversity Educator award, Teacher of the Year and Support Employee of the Year will be announced. The banquet is scheduled for March 28 at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa. ______________ The finalists are as follows: Teacher of the Year Finalists Ida S. Baker Diversity Educator of the Year Finalists Instructional Support Employee of the Year Finalists
Sunday, December 16, 2012
School officials want to increase the presence of security and have school psychologists on hand as a precaution, in the wake of the Connecticut elementary school shootings Friday.
Additional police officers and security guards will be assigned to Hillsborough County schools Monday, officials announced. Hillsborough County school officials are taking the measures in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., school shootings Friday that killed 20 young students and six adults inside the Sandy Hook elementary school. Hillsborough School Superintendent MaryEllen Elia is sending out an automated phone message today to notify parents of Monday’s plans. There have been no threats made against any Hillsborough County school. The goal is to increase the visibility and presence of security and school resource officers as a precaution. “Also, the head of psychological services has been sharing tips with principals and has made plans for…
Saturday, October 27, 2012
The Seffner residents arrived at 2 p.m. to get a spot in the front of the line.
Three Hillsborough County School District employees arrived at Land O' Lakes High School at 2 p.m. Saturday to make sure they were among the first inside for Mitt Romney rally. "We know we need to get (President Barack) Obama out," Donna Posey said. "This country can't last another four years with him." Posey and her husband, Robert, of Seffner, said they wanted to avoid the lines and ensure they got a good spot once inside, she said. The Poseys were joined by friend and former colleague Kathy Giel of Seminole Heights, a retired Hillsborough school district employee. And while they were waiting patiently at the front of the line to enter John Benedetto Stadium, where gates opened at about 4:30 p.m., about a dozen members of the Pasco …
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Tropical Storm Debby won’t create a long weekend for students.
The Hillsborough County School District has announced that all summer school programs and HOST sites will be open tomorrow despite the heavy storms that have moved through the area over the weekend. According to a media release, the district intends to conduct business as usual on Monday, June 25. School buses are also expected to run their standard summer routes, as well. “Due to the heavy rains and flooding in some areas of the county during the weekend, the school district is asking that parents exercise their own judgment about whether to send their child to summer school, based on conditions in their area of the county,” the release said. Do you know of any closings? Let us know in the comments section.
Friday, March 16, 2012
Graduation rates at Brandon and Durant high schools will see about a 15 percent drop, while Armwood High's rate will fall more than 20 percent according to new federal guidelines, the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Brandon High School will see about a 15 percent drop in its graduation rate this year according to new federal guidelines, the Tampa Bay Times reports. Graduation rates at high schools across Hillsborough County are expected to fall when the state adopts stricter federal Department of Education guidelines this year, the Times reports, and Brandon High is no exception. The school's graduation rate is projected to drop from 89 percent in 2010-11 to 71.9 this year. Armwood High's graduation rate will see an even sharper decline, from 88 percent last year to a projected 63.7 percent this year. Durant High's rate will drop from 93 percent to an expected 79.1 percent. This year's graduation rate for public high schools countywide is projected to…
Sunday, August 21, 2011
“We have in place emergency plans for all of our schools," said Hillsborough County Schools Superintendent MaryEllen Elia.
Hillsborough County Schools Superintendent MaryEllen Elia Aug. 19 thanked police and security officials for their quick response to this week’s suspected bomb plot at Freedom High School. “The arrest of one of our past students this week shows how partnerships really matter,” Elia said in opening comments at her annual back-to-school news conference. “The only reason to mention [the incident] is that we need to applaud Tampa Police, the Sheriff’s Department, our security, Freedom High School and the Plant City Police Department. All of them helped us as partners in resolving this case,” she said. Elia also offered her gratitude to the individual who tipped off Tampa Police. This year’s conference, held at the new Girl’s Preparatory Academy…