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Hillsborough Schools Superintendent to Host Education Referendum Town Hall Meetings

Superintendent Jeff Eakins will be hosting several town hall meetings throughout the county, beginning next week, to talk about the November 6 education referendum and inform voters about our schools’ needs and the positive impact a half-penny sales tax referendum would have on our students, schools and community.

During the town hall meetings, Superintendent Eakins will also share information about the state of our school district, exciting opportunities for our students, and the $2 billion challenge our community faces because of inadequate state funding. The meetings will be led by Superintendent Eakins and are scheduled for:

  • September 18, 6 p.m. at South Tampa Fellowship Ballast Point Campus, 5101 Bayshore Blvd., Tampa
  • September 19, 7 p.m. at Schwarzkopf Elementary School, 18333 Calusa Trace Blvd., Lutz
  • September 26, 7 p.m. at Grady Elementary School, 3910 W Morrison Ave., Tampa
  • October 3, 7 p.m. at Westchase Recreation Center, 9791 Westchase Dr., Tampa
  • October 4, 7 p.m. at Pizzo K-6 School, 11701 USF Bull Run Dr., Tampa
  • October 15, 7 p.m. at Middleton High School, 4801 N. 22nd St., Tampa
  • October 23, 7 p.m. at The Chapel at FishHawk, 6026 Churchside Dr., Lithia

Each meeting will provide families, district employees and community members the opportunity to get their questions about the referendum answered — straight from Superintendent Eakins. Anyone interested is encouraged to attend. As the largest employer in Hillsborough County, serving more than 218,000 students, Hillsborough County Public Schools strives to provide the very best opportunities for our students and the community as we climb together to prepare our students for life.

Laura Byrne
Laura Byrne
Laura Byrne is an award-winning former television news journalist who spent 15+ years in newsrooms across the state of Florida including Sarasota, Tallahassee, Fort Myers and right here in Tampa Bay where she still freelances on occasion. She covered the political beat, crime beat and every day breaking news during her time in Florida newsrooms, but is now focused on sharing positive news stories and events with families in Tampa Bay. She is a proud mommy of two little boys who keep her on her toes and laughing every day. Her goal is to inspire families just like yours to get out and play and experience all that Tampa Bay and our great state of Florida have to offer! She encourages you to share your stories and upcoming events so we can spread the good news.

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