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Kurt Browning plans quick turnaround when his term begins as Pasco superintendent

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October

He has yet to reveal any details about his reorganization plans. But Kurt Browning, the expected next superintendent of Pasco County schools, doesn't plan to let any weeds grow under his feet once he takes office.

Browning tells the Gradebook he's already preparing some items for the School Board to consider at the Nov. 20 meeting where he would be sworn in, so he can quickly implement his ideas. "There are some things I will need the board to approve," he said. "That would allow me to get ready for the meetings on the 4th and 18th" of December.

School Board attorney Dennis Alfonso said that, until Browning is sworn, he has no direct authority to place items on the School Board agenda, which is set by the superintendent in consultation with the board chairman.

"If he wants a matter put on the agenda, with the consent and blessing of the superintendent, anything can go on the agenda," said Alfonso, who has told Browning as much.

Browning has spoken frequently about the FADSS report that offers suggestions about how to improve the district administration. Its proposed structure includes a chief of staff and geographically-centered area superintendents, positions the district does not have now. The report also criticized communications within the administration.

Stay tuned to see what Browning has in mind.

[Last modified: Friday, October 19, 2012 1:59pm]

    

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