Monday, January 23, 2012

Task Force Seeks Input on 4 Day School Week Option

The Task Force exploring the possibility of a four (4) day school week in Pasco County will be hosting a series of public forums designed to gather feedback from the community on this concept.  Stakeholders are encouraged to attend in order to learn more about the District’s ongoing budget crisis and to share their; views about the possible implementation of this cost-saving measure.  Information about each of the forums is below:

February 9, 2012: Pasco Middle School Auditorium - 6:30 p.m.

February 15, 2012: Charles S. Rushe Middle School Cafeteria - 6:30 p.m.

February 16, 2012: River Ridge Performing Arts Center - 6:30 p.m.

“In order to find creative solutions to our funding needs without jeopardizing the availability of programs and services for students, our Task Force has spent a great deal of time researching the implications of a possible four day school week,”  said Task Force Chairman Steve Luikart.  “We believe it is important to stay open minded, so that we can make the best possible decisions for our students.  Our Task Force is eager to have community input and has gathered feedback via an online survey.  These forums are one more way to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to weigh in on this important topic, he added. 

For more information about the public forums, please contact the District’s Communications Department at 813-794-2717