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Hillsborough County School District officials believe a discussion about a referendum is due

School districts across Florida this year are increasingly looking at the idea of raising taxes to make up for budget deficits. Manatee County voters approved a measure earlier this spring raising property taxes to give...
April Griffin. WMNF

Hillsborough school board member criticizes Florida education bill

Many school districts in Florida oppose an education bill and the public school budget passed by the state legislature and signed by Governor Rick Scott; they say the education budget is only going up by...

MidPoint for Thursday, August 24 – Hillsborough County School Board member April Griffin

Hillsborough County School Board member April Griffin was our guest for the entire hour. Originally elected in 2006 and re-elected in 2010 and 2014, Griffin was a leader in the movement to hold former School...
April Griffin. WMNF

Hillsborough Schools testing buses fueled by propane

The Hillsborough County public school district is updating an aging school bus fleet by purchasing new vehicles; and part of that push is testing buses that run on an alternative fuel: propane. Recently WMNF News spoke about...
April Griffin. WMNF

Hillsborough Schools using temp agency for substitute teachers

This year signs have popped up in front of schools in Hillsborough County by a large temporary work agency seeking teachers; does this mean there’s a major teacher shortage? This week WMNF News put that...
April Griffin. WMNF

Hillsborough Schools dealing with fewer Gates dollars than expected

The Hillsborough School Board is having a budget workshop Tuesday and it’s trying to figure out how to fill some budget gaps. One issue is that county schools will get much less from a major grant from...

Fight for 15 activists and elected officials discuss low wages of child care workers

Last night local elected officials and minimum wage advocates met at the Seminole Heights Library in Tampa for a dialogue on the poverty-level wages of childcare workers. The town hall meeting was held by the...

Hillsborough County School Board member April Griffin defends vote to oust Superintendent MaryEllen Elia

Hillsborough County School Board member April Griffin defends vote to oust Superintendent MaryEllen Elia

Hillsborough School Board fires district superintendent

Hillsborough School Board fires its superintendent

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