Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Funding Pasco’s Future; School Impact Fees

School Infrastructure Funding

Advisory Committee Kick-Off | March 29, 2017

Agenda / Schedule

1:30 – 1:40

Welcome, Introductions & Agenda Overview
- Kris Hughes, Planning and Development Director

1:40 - 2:00

Administrative Business
- David Goldstein, Chief Assistant County Attorney
• Elect Chairperson & Vice Chairperson
• Sunshine Law, Code of Ethics, Parliamentary Procedure - Matthew J. Armstrong, Executive Planner
• Review Project Schedule & Approve Meeting Dates / Times

2:00 - 2:15

Presentation: School Funding Sources & Five Year Plan
- Olga Swinson, Pasco County School District

2:15 - 2:30

Presentation Q & A

2:30 - 2:35


2:35 - 2:50

Presentation: School Infrastructure Funding Needs Analysis
- Mr. Carson Bise, School Infrastructure Funding Consultant

2:50 - 3:05

Questions & Discussion

3:05 - 3:30

Public Comment



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Friday, March 17, 2017

Health Summit Connects Industry Leaders with Students and Community

Who: Health care industry leaders, Pasco-Hernando State College (PHSC) nursing students and staff, Pasco County Schools Academy of Health and Academy for the Medical Arts students, and Pasco County community members

What: Pasco-Hernando State College Health Summit

When: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday, March 21 and Wednesday, March 22

Where: Pasco-Hernando State College Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch Conference Center, 2727 Mansfield Blvd. in Wesley Chapel

Why: Pasco County health and medical students, and community members will have an opportunity to advance their knowledge of the health care field and network with industry leaders.

How: Pasco Schools students and community members will have the opportunity to learn about an array of health care-related topics during discussions with industry leaders from organizations, such as Health Care Administration (HCA) Trinity, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), and Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel. PHSC nursing students, meanwhile, will showcase their student projects and provide insight on their experience in the health care field. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Holly Wilson, PHSC President’s Institute assistant director, at (813) 527-6877.

Pasco Schools Closed for Spring Break

Land O’ Lakes, FL – (March 17, 2017) – All Pasco County Schools and district offices are closed Monday, March 20, through Friday, March 24.  The PLACE childcare programs will remain open normal hours.

Linda Cobbe will be on-call for breaking news, at 813-361-8349.  Spencer Pylant will be on-call for news related to the Florida legislative session, at 407-919-8988.  Both also will check email during the break.  Linda Cobbe’s email is lcobbe@pasco.k12.fl.us, and Spencer Pylant’s email is spylant@pasco.k12.fl.us.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Gulf High Performs Random Acts of Kindness

Who: Gulf High School students and staff

What: Random Acts of Kindness Day

When: 7:30 a.m. to 1:40 p.m., Thursday, March 16

Where: Gulf High School, 5355 School Road in New Port Richey

Why: Gulf High will host a Random Acts of Kindness Day in support of “The Eli Effect.”

How: “The Eli Effect” was started by Jon and Shannon Ackerman to celebrate the life of their second born child, Eli. Jon and Shannon Ackerman have one child named Callie, but lost Eli and third-born child, Joey, shortly after their birth. Eli’s first birthday would have been March 16, 2017, and it is the date that Gulf High will hold its Random Acts of Kindness Day. In celebration of the day, students are creating and distributing promotional materials throughout the school, and demonstrating acts of kindness on the school news YouTube channel. In addition, students are painting inspirational messages on small rocks, which will be displayed near neighboring elementary schools. Gulf High encourages everyone to perform at least one random act of kindness on March 16. For more information, contact Gulf High School at (727) 774-3300.

Upstart Pasco Students to Dive Into “Shark Tank”

Who: Students from the business and entrepreneurship principles program, the Office for Career and Technical Education, Career Source Pasco/Hernando, the Pasco Education Foundation, the Pasco Economic Development Council, the USF Stavros Center, and Pasco SCORE

What: Pasco’s Young Entrepreneurs Competition


  • 8:45 a.m. to 10 a.m., Monday, April 3 - River Ridge High School, 11646 Town Center Road in New Port Richey
  • 9:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., Tuesday, April 4 - Mitchell High School, 2323 Little Road in New Port Richey
  • 10 a.m. to 11:39 a.m., Wednesday, April 5 - Ridgewood High School, 7650 Orchid Lake Road in New Port Richey
  • 7:30 a.m. to 8:25 a.m., Thursday, April 6 - Zephyrhills High School, 6335 12th St. in Zephyrhills
  • 11:15 a.m. to 12:05 p.m., Friday, April 7 - Sunlake High School, 3023 Sunlake Blvd. in Land O’ Lakes;
  • 9:25 a.m. to 10:15 a.m., Monday, April 10 - Pasco High School, 36850 State Road 52 in Dade City
  • 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 25 - Land O’ Lakes High School, 20325 Gator Lane in Land O’ Lakes

Why: Students will have the opportunity to pitch their business idea to a panel of judges and a chance to be Pasco County’s Future Entrepreneur.

How: Students from the business and entrepreneurship principles program will conceive an idea for a new business or social venture, test the idea by talking with potential customers and gather evidence to validate the viability of their business or social impact model. All participating students will learn to creatively develop ideas, as well as their unique talents and skills. Students will pitch their idea by submitting a written concept and presenting to a panel of judges. The competition is judged by a panel of business development and startup experts representing Pasco County and the Tampa Bay region. One student from each of the participating high schools will be selected to participate in the finals, where students will present in a traditional slideshow format to a live audience and panel of judges. Grand prizes will be awarded to the top three students — first place: $2,500; second place: $1,000; third place: $500. For more information, contact the Office for Career and Technical Education at (813) 794-2211.

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