Pasco County Schools is launching a Citizens' Academy to give community members a unique opportunity to see the innerworkings of the school district and gain a better understanding of how our school system works. Participants will join department directors and school board leaders for seven sessions throughout the 2018-2019 school year. 

Three of the Academy's seven sessions will be daytime informational tours in a live school environment. Participants will visit several of Pasco County's diverse schools, meet with school personnel and principals, and learn about special programs, athletics, extracurricular activities, and more. 

The other four sessions will be held in a training classroom at the district complex. Participants will learn about school safety initiatives, curriculum and instruction, construction and maintenance, budget, student nutrition, and other current issues. 

Those selected to attend will meet at the district office in Land O'Lakes at the time and dates below. Participants should plan to attend ALL seven sessions. 


Date Time Location
August 23, 2018 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. District Office Complex
September 27, 2018 8 a.m. to noon School Sites
October 25, 2018 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. District Office Complex
November 29, 2018 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. District Office Complex
January 24, 2018 8 a.m. to noon School Sites
February 28, 2018 8 a.m. to noon School Sites
March 28, 2018 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. District Office Complex


Light meals will be provided each day.  After all seven sessions have been completed, participants will receive a certificate of completion during a graduation ceremony for our first ever Pasco County Schools Citizens' Academy.

This is your chance to meet members of the school board, principals and other school leaders, ask questions, provide feedback, and see first-hand how we are providing a world-class education for all students.

The application period closes on July 29, 2018. Space is extremely limited!