Monday, June 18, 2018

District to Host Pasco Community Job Fair

Land O’ Lakes, FL – (June 18, 2018) – Pasco County Schools is partnering with county agencies to host a job fair from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 28, at Cypress Creek Middle/High School, 8701 Old Pasco Road, Wesley Chapel.

Representatives from the school district and several schools; Pasco Sheriff’s Office; and Pasco County government, clerk of court, emergency services (911), property appraiser, supervisor of elections, and tax collector will be present to talk to job applicants.  Following is a sampling of available positions:

911 Dispatcher
Bus Drivers/Assistants
Clerical/Administrative Support
Food Services
Information Services
Law Enforcement/Corrections
Maintenance/Skilled Trades

For more information, visit the district’s website,, and click on the Job Fair banner at the top.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Pasco Schools Pleased With State Exam Results

 Land O’ Lakes, FL – (June 14, 2018) – Pasco County Schools state assessment results equaled or exceeded the state’s on all end-of course exams; in all but two grade levels on the Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) English language arts (ELA); and in two grade levels on the FSA math and Next Generation Sunshine State Standards science exams.

The percentage of students scoring Level 3 to 5 (considered on grade level) exceeded or matched the state on the grades 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, and 10 ELA; grades 6 and 8 math; grades 5 and 8 science; and the algebra 1, biology, civics, geometry, and U.S. history end-of-course exams.

Pasco scores exceeded or matched contiguous districts (Hernando, Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Polk counties) as follows:

ELA – 4th, 5th, 8th, 9th, 10th

Math – 6th, 8th

Science – 8th

Algebra 1 EOC

Biology EOC

Geometry EOC

U.S. History EOC

“Overall, our students made us proud,” said Superintendent Kurt Browning.  “Can we do better?  Yes we can, and I expect to see continuous improvement every year, in every school, and at every grade level,” he added.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

6th Annual Together We Stand Youth and Community UNITY Summit

Who: Superintendent Kurt Browning, School Board members, principals, students, parents, district staff, and community partners

What: 6th Annual Together We Stand Youth and Community UNITY Summit

When: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, June 4, 2018
            8:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. (Secondary Schools)
            11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. (Lunch and late registration)
            12:15 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Elementary Schools)

Where: River Ridge Center for the Performing Arts
            11646 Town Center Road, New Port Richey

Why: School and student leaders will be working together with district and community leaders to learn about and develop action steps for creating safer more inclusive school communities.

How: Students from each high school, middle school and elementary school will join district staff, parents, and agency partners like Baycare, Sunrise, Crisis Center of Tampa Bay, PACE Center for Girls, Pasco Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention, Eckerd Community Alternatives, and New Port Richey Public Library, along with Family Chiropractic, for the all-day summit that will educate the school and community on UNITY (Understanding Needs In Transforming Youth) awareness.  Superintendent Browning will open the summit, and will be followed by River Ridge High School student performances. The session topics will address awareness and strategies surrounding Unity connected to : Anti-Bullying, Mindfulness for Self Care and Wellness, Building Strong Teams Using Effective Communication Skills. Action planning for the teams will be surrounding the knowledge gained throughout the sessions.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Pasco School Board Approves Boundary Proposal

Land O’ Lakes, FL – (May 29, 2018) – The Pasco County School Board today voted 5-0 in a special board meeting to approve the superintendent’s recommended rezoning for J.W. Mitchell and River Ridge high schools, Seven Springs and River Ridge middle schools, and Anclote and Gulf high schools.
The new boundaries are effective beginning with the 2018-2019 school year.
A special school choice application window will open for affected students from June 6 through June 13.  Letters will be mailed no later than June 1 directly to the homes of students whose school assignment will change based on the new boundaries, letting them know about their new school assignment and providing information about applying for school choice.  Families that submit a school choice application during the special school choice application window will be notified of the results on June 25.
For more information about the boundaries, click here.  For more information about school choice, click here.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Pasco School District is Closed Memorial Day

Land O’ Lakes, FL – (May 25, 2018) – Pasco County district schools and offices will be closed Monday, May 28, for Memorial Day. 

District schools and offices will re-open on Tuesday, May 29, for employees.  Today is the last day of school for students.

Wayne Bertsch will be acting PIO. He can be reached at 850-251-1835 (voice or text) or by email

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