Kurt S. Browning, Superintendent of Schools
October 2019
Kurt S. Browning, Superintendent of Schools
October 2019

Superintendent's Message


Early Release Day

October 9 is the next early release day...

Pasco Pathways Schedule of Events

Mark your calendar with these important dates for events coming this year related to school choice...

Weeks 35 to 36 Florida Flu Review

In weeks 35 to 36, influenza and ILI activity increased in Florida but...

Educator Passport Program

Check out the latest Educator Passport Program offers!

Pasco County Schools employees can save money on products, services, dining and entertainment, health and fitness, and much more! Visit our offers page for more information.


2nd Annual Fight Cancer Run

The purpose of this event is to raise awareness for breast cancer...

Change a Life with Big Brothers Big Sisters

You can make a big difference in the life of a child by becoming a Big Brother...

Teaming Up For Kids

Get your game on and support the Pasco Education Foundation...


Apply for Student Aid

Parents and students can now apply for FASFA, Federal Student Aid.


October 2 is National Custodial Worker’s Recognition Day

The District School Board of Pasco County recognizes October 2, 2019 as National Custodial Worker's Recognition Day...

October is National Bullying Prevention Month

The District School Board of Pasco County regognizes October 2019 as National Bullying Prevention Month...

Disability History and Awareness Weeks

The first two weeks of October will be recognized as Disability History and Awareness Weeks in Pasco County Schools...


Staff in the Spotlight: Audrey Derkiss

What is your role in Pasco County?

I have taken many roles in the school system over the past twenty years. I have been a Pre-k teacher and an Instructional Assistant in both Kindergarten and high school. I have also been involved in promoting and advancing an afterschool enrichment program.



Chester W. Taylor Elementary Staff

Hi Ms. Marks,

I don’t know if you recall when I came to you about enrolling Josiah and Gideon over two years now. I was scared to death to make the change from private to public, but knew I had to do something for the kids as Josiah was clearly not progressing. He has thrived at your school and most importantly gained the confidence he needed to be successful. We have been out of state this last week for our yearly trip to see some Fall colors with some fresh crisp apples. Ms. Renberg sent some math pages for Josiah to work on. He becomes frustrated quickly when he does not get the concepts especially when I try to explain (because I do It the old way). I wrote Ms. Renberg to let her know that I was not sure he would complete them as he is struggling. She wrote me back and told me to check my email. Ms. James not only explained the concepts to him but sent a video of herself working out several problems on the board. To see the smile on Josiah’s face when she says Hi Josiah and him now understand it speaks volumes about your staff. He was not even present for the lesson and she took the time to make a video and told him he could come see her when he gets back if he still struggles. This shows to me a true caring environment that my children are in when they are at school. I really do appreciate how the school is ran and the choice of teachers that are there. This is our third year there and have yet to have a bad experience. I work in the community and hear all kinds of ways parents are struggling in other schools in Pasco county and am very thankful to you and your staff.

Rachel Rosinski

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