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Parents get chance to speak up on planned temporary school closures in Pasco



The plans are in motion for the Pasco County school district to temporarily shut down Shady Hills and Quail Hollow elementary schools, while renovations and improvements are made to the aging campuses.

Quail Hollow students would attend Watergrass or Wesley Chapel elementary school in the meantime, while Shady Hills students would go to a trial K-8 site at Crews Lake Middle.

Although the deal is expected to move ahead, the superintendent and his staff want to hear feedback from parents and children. They have scheduled town hall meetings to present the idea and then answer questions and concerns. The sessions are:

Quail Hollow Elementary: 7 p.m. Wednesday March 6, in the school media center, 7050 Quail Hollow Blvd.

Shady Hills Elementary: 6 p.m. Tuesday March 12, in the school media center, 18000 Shady Hills Road

The School Board has approved the school upgrades as part of its Penny for Pasco renewal, which voters supported in November. It has not yet acted on the temporary student transfers to the other locations.

[Last modified: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 1:11pm]


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