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Superintendent Eakins’ “Final First Day” Visits To Include New Initiatives with Sheriff Chad Chronister and a Class Reading with Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran

August 09, 2019

For Immediate Release

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

Tampa, Fla. – (August 9, 2019) – Hillsborough County Public Schools Superintendent Jeff Eakins and School Board Chair Tamara Shamburger will have a busy day welcoming back students and families on Monday, August 12, for the first day of classes.

More than 200,000 students are headed back to school in our 235 public schools.

Superintendent Eakins and Chair Shamburger will begin their day at Mort Elementary, A Community School. They will be joined by Sheriff Chad Chronister to talk about school safety, expanding crossing guards, new programs and goals for the 2019-2020 school year.

The Superintendent, Board Chair and Sheriff Chronister are available for live interviews at Mort Elementary beginning at 6:30 a.m. Please let me know if you’d like to have an opportunity to interview them at Mort or any of the schools listed below.

First Day of School Visits

  • 6:30 a.m. -7:30 a.m. Mort Elementary – 1806 E. Bearss Ave., Tampa
    Morning live shots to share what’s new in Hillsborough Schools. The Superintendent and Sheriff Chronister will talk about the addition of crossing guards at elementary and middle schools to keep students safe on their way to and from school.
  • 8 a.m. Young Middle Magnet –1807 E. Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd., Tampa
    Clap in to welcome 750 middle school students to another exciting year
  • 9 a.m. MacFarlane Park – 1721 N. MacDill Ave., Tampa
    Highlighting the #1 elementary magnet school in America
  • 10 a.m. Cannella Elementary – 10707 Nixon Rd., Tampa
    New STEAM initiative, STEM Hub and 1 to 1 device for every student
  • 10:45 a.m. Broward Elementary – 400 W. Osborne Ave., Tampa
    Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran and Dr. Dre Graham, Florida’s Teacher of the Year and King High School’s Director of Instrumental Studies, will meet the Superintendent at Broward Elementary. Commissioner Corcoran will read to 2nd graders while Dr. Graham sings with the students.

Hillsborough County Public Schools is the largest employer in Hillsborough County with nearly 25,000 employees.

Our district is keeping its Half-Penny Promise to taxpayers, tackling 102 Half-Penny Sales Tax projects over the summer, including 21 air conditioning overhauls, 12 roof replacements, new playgrounds, athletic courts and interior and exterior paint.

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