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School Board Workshop to Discuss Search for Next Superintendent

June 18, 2019

For Immediate Release

Contact: Tanya Arja
Office of Communications

School Board Workshop
to Discuss Search for Next Superintendent

Tampa, Fla. – (June 18, 2019) – Hillsborough County School Board members will meet in a workshop on Thursday, June 20, at 10 a.m. to discuss the search for the next leader of Hillsborough County Public Schools.

The meeting will be held in the school board auditorium. It will be livestreamed online and broadcast live on Hillsborough Schools TV. Hillsborough Schools TV can be found at and on Spectrum Cable channel 635 and Frontier FiOS channel 32.

The next leader of Hillsborough Schools is poised to take the helm of a district that continually stands out as a state and national leader in many areas that lead to student success. This past year, our district set another all-time graduation rate record of 85.8%. Hillsborough Schools ranks at the top of 27 large school districts across the U.S. – with our 4th graders tying for 1st place in reading and math and 8th graders tying for 1st place in reading and 2nd place in math.

Students set a district record, earning more than 7,000 industry certifications in areas like welding, information technology and more.

Our district is now able to tackle major maintenance and repair projects thanks to taxpayers passing the 10-year, $1.3 billion Education Referendum to support students and staff in our schools.

Last week, Superintendent Jeff Eakins announced he will retire at the end of his current contract, which ends June 30, 2020. He announced his decision to retire now, to allow the School Board time to find the most qualified person to lead the 8th largest school district in the nation. Our district serves more than 215,000 students and employs more than 24,000 people – the largest employer in the county. Our employees’ number one goal is student success.


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