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New Initiatives and What’s Ahead Highlight the Superintendent’s Back to School Message

August 03, 2018

For Immediate Release

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

Tampa, Fla. – (August 3, 2018) – Please join Superintendent Jeff Eakins, School Board Members, students and staff on Monday, August 6, at 10 a.m., at Valrico Elementary School (609 S. Miller Rd., Valrico) as Superintendent Jeff Eakins shares what is new this year in Hillsborough County Public Schools and where the district is headed. 

Our district’s theme this year is We Climb Together. It is all about the climb, from an all-time high graduation rate record set last year at 82.9%, to Industry Certifications earned by students topping the 7,000 mark. All at a time when the state funding continues to be inadequate based on students’ needs. 

The superintendent will address important back to school issues including security, air conditioning and how our schools are having a direct impact on our community’s economy in excess of $670 million since 2015. 

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