Tuesday, February 5, 2013
An agreement that might help open the door for more services for Hillsborough County school children is just one of the items up for consideration Tuesday, Feb. 5.
Hillsborough County School Board members will take up the topic of mental health when they meet Feb. 5. On the board’s agenda is a proposed $21,000 consulting agreement between it and Dr. Bobbi Davis. If approved, the agreement will pave the way for Davis to help the district make sure mental health services are accessible to students. Funding for the contract comes from a federal grant the district received for integrating schools and mental health systems, according to the agenda item’s supporting documents. If hired, Davis will be asked to perform such services as: If approved, the contract will begin Feb. 6 and run through June 28. While discussions about mental health programs in schools have become the focus of much attention since …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
The rally was organized by Hillsborough County conservative groups to protest the school board's policy permitting groups such as CAIR to speak at public schools.
A rally intended to protest the Hillsborough County School Board’s policy to allow organizations such as the Council on American-Islamic Relations to speak at public schools drew demonstrators on both sides of the controversy to the steps of the Hillsborough County School District headquarters in Tampa on Sept. 11. The rally was part of a daylong 9/11 remembrance organized by conservative groups including the Community Issues Council, the Education Coalition, the Tampa 912, the Tampa Tea Party and the Pinellas Patriots. The group kicked off the remembrance with a prayer vigil at Joe Chillura Park in downtown Tampa and then headed over to the school district for the CAIR protest. There, they were met by a crowd of CAIR members and …
Athletes won't be allowed to play sports for a year after transferring schools.
The Hillsborough County School Board is making it a lot more difficult for a student-athlete to switch high schools to play for another sports team. Following the scandal earlier this year surrounding the Armwood High School football team, on Sept. 11 the school board adopted a new participation policy for student-athletes who transfer to another school. Under the new policy, students won’t be eligible to play sports for a year after the transfer. The new policy is aimed at preventing students from transferring so they can play for a specific sports team. In May, the Florida High School Athletic Association determined that Armwood football players had faked their addresses so they could play for the championship team. Under the new policy…
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Mother of three is seeking her first term on the board.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Name : Ms. Cindy Stuart Age : 45 Place of residence : Tampa Attended college : Yes College : Florida International Unversity Degree : Bachelor of Business Administration Year of graduation : 1995 Job titles held : Insurance Software Develpopment Employers : New England Life, Financial Data Planning Running for a: Local office Running for position: Hillsborough County School Board District 3 Chamber/district: Incumbent: No Previous elective offices : NA Unsuccessful bids for elective offices: NA Address P.O. Box 271218 Tampa FL 33688-1218 Website : www.votecindystuart.com Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/?ref=tn_tnmn#!/VoteCindyStuart Youtube : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfNQoBfeZrM I am a candidate for this office because I have a …
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Cindy Stuart, a Carrollwood resident, began her campaign in December
With her campaign as a candidate for Hillsborough School Board District 3 just in its second month, Cindy Stuart is already making a big impression on voters. Stuart’s campaign became official in late December, after volunteers collected enough verified petitions to put her name on the ballot. This means that for the first time in more than 10 years voters will have a choice for a School District 3 representative in the August primary. One of Stuart’s first official activities was the honor of accepting the Guidance Advocate of the Year Award, from the HCA Guidance Counselors organization. She was nominated for the award by representatives from Lake Magdalene Elementary, Citrus Park Elementary and Buchanan Middle School for her years of …