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The Scoop: Wed., September 20, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

  Rays stadium The Tampa Bay Rays announced that they are staying in St. Petersburg. Yesterday the team laid out plans for a new stadium at the site of Tropicana Field. However, taxpayers are wondering...
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Pinellas County educational support staff could see higher wages under new deal with the district

Educational support staff could see a 4.25% pay raise under a new deal reached between their union and Pinellas County Schools.

Pinellas teachers call for pay that keeps up with rising cost of living, amid teacher shortage

Just one week into the school year, Pinellas County Schools is short nearly 400 teachers and personnel, according to the local school district. While Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is trying to recruit former cops, firefighters,...

Pinellas School Board votes down option to institute mask mandate

Here is a link to many coronavirus resources Masks will remain optional in Pinellas County Schools. The Pinellas School Board Tuesday voted against holding a special meeting to discuss instituting a mask mandate. LISTEN: School...

Pinellas parents rally for mandatory masks in schools as the delta variant continues to hospitalize children

Here is a link to many coronavirus resources Parents and doctors rallied outside Pinellas County School’s district office today (Monday) to plead for mask mandates in schools. The call comes after the Friday release of...
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284 Pinellas County Schools students and 222 employees test positive for coronavirus over winter break

Here is a link to many coronavirus resources Positive coronavirus cases in Pinellas Schools On Monday Pinellas County Schools released its number of students and employees who tested positive for coronavirus over the winter break....

Pinellas School Board votes to continue mask mandate prompting backlash, arrest

The Pinellas County School Board Tuesday voted to continue its COVID-19 mandatory mask policy. The decision came after hours of discussion and opposing public comments from parents and students. One parent was arrested during the...

Pinellas Schools underreported COVID-19 quarantines, more than 200 likely exposed

Here is a link to many coronavirus resources Pinellas County opened for in-person learning Monday with six positive COVID-19 cases reported after the first day. But multiple classrooms and buses have been quarantined and the...

Hillsborough, Pinellas schools move forward with reopening plans after judge says order to open schools was unconstitutional

Here is a link to many coronavirus resources The Hillsborough and Pinellas County school boards met Tuesday, one day after a judge said education commissioner Richard Corcoran’s order to reopen schools in August was unconstitutional....
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Pinellas School Board candidates forum

Several public schools in South St. Petersburg have been labeled “Failure Factories” by the Tampa Bay Times after an investigation found chronic low performance among the worst in the state; at a forum in St....
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Low-performing Pinellas schools prompts Castor letter to feds

Tampa-area Congress member Kathy Castor has written to the U.S. Department of Education asking them to look at how the Pinellas County School District is spending federal money that is supposed to go to schools...
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Pinellas School Board member reacts to Times report

This week the Tampa Bay Times began publishing results of an investigation into several low-performing elementary schools called “Why Pinellas County is the worst place in Florida to be black and go to public school.”...

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