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0110 - Identification

0111

Name

   
 

The Board will be known officially as The School Board of Hillsborough County, Florida.

   
 

F.S. 1001.40

   

0112

Geographical District

   
 

The School District is comprised of all the area within the boundaries of Hillsborough County, Florida.

   

0113

Address

   
 

The official address of the School Board is 901 East Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, Florida 33602.

   

0114

Seal

   
 

The School Board adopts an official seal for the District.

   

0115

Legal Entity

   
 

The Board is the corporate body authorized by statute to implement policies, contract, purchase, sue, be sued, and take other actions as required by law.

   
 

F.S. 1001.40

   

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Purpose of the Board

   
 

The Board provides the strategic framework that guides policy implementation. This strategy includes building community support for a shared educational vision and mission that offers a road map to student success.

   
 

As trustees of public education, the Board is responsible for governance, accountability, and advocacy grounded in the values embraced by the Board and reflected in the culture of the District.

   
 

The Board is the voice of education in Hillsborough County and, as such, must collaborate with citizens and District staff to attain the Board's strategic goals. The Board must ensure that is policies and systems reflect that it's philosophy and align with its mission, vision, and values.

   

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Philosophy of the Board

   
 

Vision

   
 

Preparing Students for Life.

   
 

Mission

   
 

To provide an education and the supports that enable each student to excel as a successful and responsible citizen.

   
 

Values

   
 

The Board declares its intent to operate with:

   
 

A.

Student-focused priorities

     
 

B.

Civility toward others

     
 

C.

Respect for diversity

     
 

D.

Respect for individuality

     
 

E.

A collaborative style of governance

     
 

F.

A balanced approach to respecting and caring for every student while addressing the needs of all students

     
 

G.

Commitment to instill in all of our stakeholders a sense of ownership of our shared responsibilities

     
 

H.

Clear, complete, and concise communication to all stakeholders

     
 

I.

Clearly articulated expectations

     
 

J.

Accountability and responsibility for our actions

     
 

K.

Transparency and openness

     
 

L.

Regard and respect for our employees

     
 

M.

Vigilant fiscal oversight

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