The Inaugural State of Schools breakfast highlighted the amazing work happening at Hillsborough County Public Schools.
Everyone from community partners, businesses, organizations and citizens learned about what students, educators and staff have accomplished over the past year.
The breakfast, which was held at Glazer Children's Museum, was made possible by Alliance for Public Schools and our Inaugural Sponsor, Caspers Company McDonalds.
“This is really a focus not on the big numbers but on the small numbers,” said Melissa Erickson with Alliance for Public Schools. “Although sometimes the problems make the headlines, the highlights are what everyone should be focused on because the narrative of our public schools is that they are doing amazing things.”
Bob Conigliaro with Caspers Company has been a strong supporter of our district for many years. His company employees many students from HCPS and believes helping our district will produce a stronger workforce.
“This inaugural event is so extremely important for this community because it’s going to elevate the consciousness of the business community on what they’re role could be to help this school district get to a level they’ve never been before with involvement from the community,” said Bob Conigliaro with Caspers company.
The State of Schools breakfast also served as the kickoff to Educate Hillsborough as Alliance for Public Schools and Hillsborough County welcome its first set of community leaders.
The thirty members of the inaugural class were announced and after the breakfast, they kicked-off their class sessions.
The interactive program will allow Educate Hillsborough members the opportunity to experience what it takes to educate the county’s 215,000+ students. Members will visit classrooms, meet with decision makers and even learn to drive a school bus.
Educate Hillsborough will connect local business members while learning about the county’s largest employer, transportation organization and food service provider—and gain a better understanding of the opportunities given to Hillsborough’s children and the challenges the school district faces as its 24,000 employees prepare students for life.
Sessions will be held monthly from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at schools and facilities all across the county, starting in September and ending with a Class Graduation in May.
To watch Superintendent Jeff Eakins full speech: https://youtu.be/1dBfTazEE-k
For more information on Educate Hillsborough: https://all4schools.org/educate-hillsborough/