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Final Recommendation for Proposed Bell Time Changes

April 17, 2017

For Immediate Release

Contact: Tanya Arja
Office of Communications

Tampa, Fla. – (April 17, 2017) – Hillsborough County Public Schools Superintendent Jeff Eakins sent an email this afternoon to all district families, staff and community members with his final recommendation for proposed bell time changes. 

Proposed bell time changes are necessary because the district’s current arrival and dismissal times do not allow enough time for our bus drivers to get students to and from school on time. The district must correct this in order to secure the appropriate number of instructional minutes for students.

On April 25, at a Special Called School Board meeting, Superintendent Eakins will recommend to wait one year before making any change to the bell schedule. This additional time will allow the school district and families to make any necessary adjustments and clarify questions or concerns. Superintendent Eakins will also recommend a tentative bell schedule for the 2018-2019 school year.

The 2018-2019 recommended bell times will be posted online on Tuesday, at the following web address:

The district is grateful for all the feedback on the proposed new bell schedule from parents, staff and the community. 


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