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Name Pasco's virtual school



VirtualIn following newly adopted state law, the Pasco school district will launch a local K-12 online school when classes resume in August.

Sure, it will have a single administrator and secretary operating in a room within half-vacant Crews Lake Middle School. The kids won't see their teachers unless they use a video cam.

Still, district leaders want to make clear this is a real school — in many ways the school of the future, the way all schools might look some day. And they want it to have a distinctive name.

This is where you come in.

Pasco is accepting nominations for the virtual school's name through July 2. And it wants some different ideas than the usual historic figures and places. As the news release states:

"While schools are traditionally named after presidents, outstanding educators, community members, time periods, regions/neighborhoods or geographic landmarks, this school is unique in that it will meet and be administered completely online. As such, we welcome you to suggest names that reflect the distinct and innovative nature of the school, as well as the fact that it will be available to students countywide."

School in a Box? Home School? Certainly you have better ones. Don't forget, the deadline is July 2. Send your ideas (along with a brief explanation) to:

Communications Department
District School Board of Pasco County
7227 Land O’Lakes Boulevard
Land O’ Lakes, FL  34638
Fax:  813-794-2716

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:26am]


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