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Reminder: Back to School Story Ideas

August 01, 2018

For Immediate Release

Contact: Tanya Arja
Office of Communications
813-272-4060

Tampa, Fla. – (August 1, 2018) – Reminder, we are providing two Back to School stories this week for media to attend. 

Today, Wednesday, August 1, 11 a.m. – School Hardening
Barrington Middle School – 5925 Village Center Dr., Lithia
• Deputy Superintendent Chris Farkas available for interviews
• Video opportunity of a buzzer installation
• We are adding buzzers outside the main office at schools that did not previously have one
• We must change “habits,” including no longer holding doors open for others to enter a school

Thursday, August 2, 10 a.m. – School Security Officer training
Maintenance West - 5002 N. Lois Avenue, Tampa (north west corner of the property)
• Chief of Security John Newman available for interviews
• Video Opportunity of Active Shooter simulation

More than 200,000 Hillsborough County Public Schools students will head back to class on Friday, August 10, ready to begin another amazing year of learning and leading. Teachers and staff return to school on Thursday, August 2. 

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