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Testing falls off Hillsborough's board agenda

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July

The Hillsborough County School Board had every intention of discussing the preponderance of standardized testing at Tuesday morning’s workshop.

But the board also needs to discuss technology needs and student enrollment and transfer policies, in the aftermath of the Armwood High School football cheating scandal.

So, for now, testing is off the table.

“We had three things to discuss and I basically said to staff, 'you figure out what is the best order,'” said board chairwoman Candy Olson.

What’s more, she said, the testing issue requires more research. It will likely be discussed at a workshop on July 31.

In the meantime, Times sports writer Joey Knight is taking a close look at the proposed enrollment policies. Here’s what’s posted on the agenda. The meeting starts at 9 a.m. at the district’s downtown headquarters. No vote will be taken, but it is open to the public.

[Last modified: Monday, July 16, 2012 1:11pm]

    

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