This post was published on 07/12/2022.
Land O’ Lakes, FL – (July 12, 2022) – Pasco County Schools is accepting applications for the third year of its Citizens’ Academy to give members of the public an in-depth, insiders’ look at every aspect of the school district.
The Pasco Schools Citizens’ Academy will consist of eight monthly meetings beginning in August 2022. Five meetings will be held during the day and three meetings will take place in the evening. Sessions will be a combination of informational lessons, tours, and classroom presentations. Participants will visit several of Pasco County's diverse schools; meet with district leaders, school personnel, and principals; and learn about special programs, curriculum, athletics, budget, student nutrition, school safety initiatives, and more.
“I am really happy that I was part of the initial cohort that took this class. It has been an eye-opening experience for me to understand how the school district machinery works and how much thought and planning goes behind every aspect of running the schools that most of us take for granted,” said one participant from the inaugural class.
The Citizens’ Academy class will consist of 30 to 50 members from the community. The first class will be held on August 18. The final meeting and graduation is set for April 27.
Anyone interested in participating in the Pasco Schools Citizens’ Academy is encouraged to apply online by July 24. Those selected will be notified via email the week of July 25.