Pasco school officials plan town hall on Moore Mickens proposal
Talk about what the Pasco County school district might do with its Moore Mickens Education Center continues to generate conversation and rumors as the Dade City Commission prepares to talk about the issue Monday evening -- without district officials in attendance.
Teachers and parents have sent several e-mails to superintendent Kurt Browning urging him to go slow with a proposal to relocate programs and shut down (not raze, as some gossip has suggested) the school. A group of teachers has indicated that they intend to go to the School Board meeting on Tuesday to hear Browning's explanation to the board and then voice their own views.
With an eye on taking control over the conversation that the administration started by publicly talking about the possible move, Browning has scheduled a town hall meeting at Moore Mickens to give the district's facts to the public. It's set for 7 p.m. March 11 in the school cafeteria. In the meantime, district leaders are reaching out to the community to try to stop the issue from taking on a life of its own.