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Three of the six people running for Pasco County School Board will end up winning. And they'll comprise a majority of members who have collectively served zero days on the board.

Hoping to give them a little background, superintendent Heather Fiorentino and her staff have invited the hopefuls to six workshops where key administrators will explain what they do and so on.

Session one comes next week. It includes a district overview, along with a review of the district organizational chart, Florida statute, the Sunshine Law, the Florida School Code, budgeting, Race to the Top, and the federal stimulus package. Subsequent meetings will go into more details about the different departments.

This series raises an interesting question. Is this a good idea to benefit the district and the board through transparency? Or, more cynically, is it the first step toward trying to create a board that sees things from the administration's point of view? Your thoughts?

[Last modified: Friday, September 17, 2010 2:49pm]


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