Pasco School Board debuts new-look meeting room
For the past month and a half, the Pasco County School Board met in a conference room while its regular meeting place underwent its first (and only) upgrade since it opened three decades ago.
On Tuesday, the board returned to its usual place, which had a new, more open and bright look to it. The work, all done by district staff, included a new dais, new lighting, fresh paint and more comfortable chairs for audience and leaders alike. Dark wood paneling on the walls gave way to light fabric covering, and the district's new logo replaced the old one.
Visitors and regular patrons of the board meetings praised the effort at the start of the meeting.
"It's a beautiful room," employee union president Kenny Blankenship told the board.
Superintendent Kurt Browning said the new renovations will allow the board to have its workshops in the meeting room, rather than relocating to training rooms as it had done in the past. The change takes place immediately.