September 24, 2018
Early Release Day - students released 1 hour early
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Education has a direct impact on everyone in our community. When we invest in our schools and our students, our entire community profits. It results in higher incomes, better jobs, rising property values and a healthy economy.
Right now, because of inadequate state funding, our students face a future in aging, crowded schools and our community faces a $2 billion challenge. The half-penny sales tax education referendum on the November 6 ballot would generate approximately $131 million per year for ten years that would be spent on specific projects to improve our public schools.
Florida Statutes require that a performance audit of the programs addressed by the referendum be conducted by the Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability (OPPAGA) and the results of that audit be posted on the District's website 60 days prior to the Election.
Pursuant to the requirements of section 212.055(10), Florida Statutes, we have received and are posting for your review the Performance Audit for Hillsborough County Public Schools .
The Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability (OPPAGA) selected McConnell & Jones LLP to conduct a performance audit of the programs associated with the surtax resolution adopted by the Hillsborough County School Board on August 24, 2018.
Just as our district has become a statewide leader in security and a statewide leader in academics, we are committed to becoming a statewide leader in student safety. The safety and risk management office, under our operations department is responsible for environmental inspections, assessments, transportation and the overall management of safety in the district. This includes testing for lead and radon in our schools.
More info about our current safety initiatives.
Transportation Services is now hiring school bus drivers, especially in the South County area. Call our employment line at 813-982-5521 to learn how you can fast track to an interview today. Help us keep the wheels of education rolling by visiting www.hcpsbusdriver.com.
Parents - it's time to complete a 2018-2019 household application for school meal benefits. Applying online is simple, secure, and the quickest way for your child to receive free school meal benefits!
Good news! The online application is now available in 7 languages – English, Spanish, French, Arabic, Filipino (Tagalog), Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt), and Chinese (Mandarin). The new and improved application is also phone and tablet friendly!
The School District assesses school attendance boundaries based on a variety of reasons including, but not limited to, programmatic changes, enrollment growth, and newly constructed capacity. In order to access information regarding current and future attendance boundary changes, please click more information.