Today is July 29, and that means it's public hearing day for all four Tampa Bay area school districts' budgets.
You know you have a gripe, or at least a concern. You've aired them here daily in comments about our various posts. So how about giving school board members an earful and spicing up the usually dull sessions?
Sure, you might say the deal is done. By this time the budget is set. But school district leaders across Florida always say the budget is just a plan, and plans often change. Usually for the worse these days, but still, they can change.
Besides, the budgets really aren't final until September anyway. So give it a shot. Come speak.
Here's the schedule (click on the links for the agendas): Hillsborough School Board, 3 p.m.; Pinellas School Board, 5 p.m.; Pasco School Board, budget hearing, 6 p.m.; Hernando School Board, workshop 1 p.m., budget hearing, 6 p.m., meeting 7 p.m.