Wednesday, September 28, 2016

News Conference on Terroristic Threats Law

Who: Superintendent Kurt Browning and Sheriff Chris Nocco

What: News conference

When: 2 p.m. Thursday, September 29

Where: Land O Lakes High School Theater
20325 Gator Lane, Land O’ Lakes

How: Superintendent Browning and Sheriff Nocco will speak on the Anti-Terroristic Threat and Public Servant Protection Law/Senate Bill 436 which goes into effect on Saturday, October 1. This bill was sponsored by Senator Wilton Simpson of Pasco County and Representative Jimmie Smith of Hernando County and passed during the 2016 session of the Florida Legislature. Students will be available at the news conference to share their perspectives on this issue. The Pasco Sheriff's Office will also be providing media with examples of previous threats against Pasco County schools.


CONTACT: Linda Cobbe or Spencer Pylant
Communications & Government Relations
813-794-2717 (w), 813-361-8349 (c) or 813-794-2259 (w), 813-388-0020 (c)

Or

Melanie Snow, Pasco Sheriff’s PIO, 727-457-3959
msnow@pascosheriff.org

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Gulf High Student to Receive Prestigious Award

Land O’ Lakes, FL – (September 22, 2016) – Gulf High School International Baccalaureate senior Allison Segard will be presented with the Legion of Valor Bronze Cross for Achievement Award Wednesday, September 28, at 7:30 a.m. in the school’s media center.

Allison is an IB transfer student from Franklin High School in Franklin, TN. The award was sent to her old school and the ROTC instructor there asked the Gulf High ROTC program to present it to her.

Only 60 of the awards are given nationally each year and the award can only be presented by a military veteran who earned a Medal of Valor during their service. Allison will receive her award from Michael Perry from Zephyrhills. He is a Distinguished Service Cross recipient from the Vietnam War.

Allison’s family, Superintendent Kurt Browning, school administrators, GHS Navy JROTC Commander John McGuire, and the GHS NJROTC cadets will attend the ceremony. Gulf High School is located at 5355 School Road, New Port Richey.
 

Friday, September 16, 2016

Additional Meetings Set for High School GGG Boundaries

Wesley Chapel, FL – (September 16, 2016) – The High School GGG Boundary Committee met for the first time today to review maps and demographics of the affected schools, work on potential boundary options, and set future meeting dates.

Two additional committee meetings and the parent information night were scheduled, all at Wesley Chapel High School. Following are the dates and times:

2nd committee meeting – 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, September 29

3rd committee meeting – 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, October 20 (previously scheduled as 2nd meeting)

Parent meeting – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 29

4th committee meeting – 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2

High School “GGG” is under construction on Old Pasco Road in Wesley Chapel, and will open as a 6th through 12th grade school next August, but will only have students in 6th through 11th grade the first year. The school will relieve crowding at Wiregrass Ranch High School and John Long Middle School.

Boundary Committee meetings are public meetings. Members of the public may attend as observers only, and will not have input into the meeting process or be able to participate in committee discussions. Documents considered by the committee are available on the district’s Rezoning website: http://www.pasco.k12.fl.us/planning/rezoning/, or by going to the district website, www.pascoschools.org, and clicking on the Rezoning link on the right.

Wesley Chapel High School is located at Wesley Chapel High School, 30651 Wells Road, Wesley Chapel.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Pasco County Schools Announces Boundary Meeting Dates

 Land O’ Lakes, FL – (September 13, 2016) – Pasco County Schools has appointed committees to draw new attendance boundaries for two schools scheduled to open in August 2017, and for a number of west Pasco schools due to overcrowding.  The committee process will begin in September and will be complete by February 1, 2017.  The new zones will become effective for the 2017-2018 school year.          

High School “GGG” (New school)

8701 Old Pasco Road, Wesley Chapel
High School “GGG” is located on Old Pasco Road in Wesley Chapel, and will open as a 6th through 12th grade school next August, but will only have students in 6th through 11th grade the first year.  The school will relieve crowding at Wiregrass Ranch High School and John Long Middle School.

First Boundary Committee meeting
Time/Date:  10:30 a.m. Friday, September 16
Location:  Wesley Chapel High School, 30651 Wells Road, Wesley Chapel

Second Boundary Committee meeting
Time/Date:  10:30 a.m. Thursday, October 20
Location:  Wesley Chapel High School, 30651 Wells Road, Wesley Chapel
 

Elementary School “B” (New school)

4380 Ballantrae Boulevard, Land O' Lakes
Elementary School “B” is located in Bexley Ranch in Land O’ Lakes, and will relieve crowding at Oakstead and Odessa elementary schools.

First Boundary Committee meeting
Time/Date:  10:30 a.m. Monday, September 26
Location:  Oakstead Elementary School media center, 19925 Lake Patience Road, Land O’ Lakes

Second Boundary Committee meeting
Time/Date:  10:30 a.m. Thursday, October 13
Location:  Oakstead Elementary School media center, 19925 Lake Patience Road, Land O’ Lakes

Third Boundary Committee meeting (if needed)
Time/Date:  10:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 29
Location:  Oakstead Elementary School media center, 19925 Lake Patience Road, Land O’ Lakes

Parent meeting
Time/Date:  6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 1
Location:  Oakstead Elementary School cafeteria, 19925 Lake Patience Road, Land O’ Lakes

West Side Schools

With both Seven Springs Middle and J.W. Mitchell High schools experiencing more growth this year, we are faced with the need to rezone students in order to balance the populations with neighboring schools that are under capacity.  This would potentially include Paul R. Smith Middle, Gulf Middle, River Ridge Middle/High, Seven Springs Middle, Anclote High, Gulf High, Mitchell High and Ridgewood High schools.  We do not yet know what areas will be rezoned.

 

First Boundary Committee meeting
Time/Date:  7:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 5
Location: Seven Springs Middle School, 2441 Little Road, New Port Richey

Second Boundary Committee meeting
Time/Date: 8 a.m. Wednesday, October 26
Location:  Anclote High School, 1540 Sweetbriar Drive, Holiday

Third Boundary Committee meeting (if needed)
Time/Date:  8 a.m. Monday, November 7
Location: River Ridge High School, 11646 Town Center Road, New Port Richey

Parent Meeting
Time/Date:  6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, November 14
Location: River Ridge High School Performing Arts Center, 11646 Town Center Road, New Port Richey

PURPOSE of the SCHOOL BOUNDARY COMMITTEE:
The purpose of the School Boundary Committee is to:
• Develop and recommend to the Superintendent and the School Board proposed new school
attendance boundaries that best meet established guidelines
• Provide direction and advice to the Technical Assistance Subcommittee
• Review and critique the work of the Technical Assistance Subcommittee
• Represent the students, parents, communities, schools and district

ROLES and RESPONSIBILITIES:
Roles and responsibilities of the School Boundary Committee are:
• Make a commitment to attend all meetings and participate in communicating with the community
• Provide feedback to the Technical Assistance Subcommittee
• Assist in identification of critical issues
• Help develop a school-based communication plan that both informs all parents of the process and
provides a means for the parents to provide input to their SBC representatives
• Participate in presentations to SAC committees, PTAs, and school organizations
• Provide for rumor control
 

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE SUBCOMMITTEE

ROLE and FUNCTION:
The role of the Technical Assistance Subcommittee is to develop proposed new school attendance boundaries with advice and direction from the School Boundary Committee members. Such proposed new boundaries are to be supported by information that may include current school boundary maps, student location maps, statistical reports on student population growth trends, school housing capacity data, and analysis of the impact and effect the proposed changes to current school boundary areas have on schools.

Boundary Committee meetings are public meetings.  Members of the public may attend as observers only, and will not have input into the meeting process or be able to participate in committee discussions.  Documents considered by the committee will be made available on the district’s Rezoning website:  http://www.pasco.k12.fl.us/planning/rezoning/.

 

Friday, September 09, 2016

Chasco Students Smile for Free Dental Services - 1st in Pasco County to Receive Visit

Who: Florida Department of Health in Pasco and Chasco Elementary School students

What: Smile Care A Van Visit

When: 10 a.m., Monday, September 12

Where: Chasco Elementary School, 7906 Ridge Road, in Port Richey

Why: Pasco County Schools and the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) in Pasco have partnered to support the dental health of students across the district.

How: The FDOH in Pasco secured a mobile dental unit, Smile Care A Van, through a federal grant that will visit Title I schools to provide students with free dental services. For the second year, with parent permission, students may elect to receive the following free dental services: assessments, cleanings, fluoride treatment, sealants, brushing and flossing instructions, and general oral care education. Attached are the visit dates for the other Title I schools. For more information, contact Lisa Kern at 727-774-2360.


 

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