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Angry parents get reprieve from on cell phone tower issue listen

02/04/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Hillsborough County Commissioners today requested that the Hillsborough School Board stay a land use law just enacted that would allow some schools to build cell phone towers without input from the public.

The construction of such towers has drawn the outrage of parents in recent months – first at Coleman Middle School in South Tampa, and later at schools in New Tampa and Brandon.

Carrie Grimail is with the group People Against Cell Towers at Schools. She says that many of the people ...

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Pinellas schools look at budget cuts listen

05/06/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Due to budget cuts, Pinellas County schools must find a way to trim $43 million. Making this more difficult is the fact that providing medical insurance benefits to employees will increase by $11.5 million next year. Because employee salaries and benefits make up one of the largest budget items, the controversial idea of decreasing teacher salaries was considered in a workshop this morning.

Outgoing Superintendent of Pinellas County Schools Clayton Wilcox said the school district is no lo...

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Hillsborough School Board studies its mission listen

02/12/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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The Hillsborough County School District is in the process of crafting new mission, vision, and values statements. Today, the seven School Board members, Superintendent MaryEllen Elia, and her staff of chief officers and assistant superintendents held a workshop to set strategic goals for the school district.

Hillsborough County School Board Member April Griffin said this workshop, which was facilitated by Tom Ahonen from Minnesota, was needed because the district is in the process of shift...

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