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Pinellas School Board workshop agenda items missing — again



Update: Five out of the eight workshop agenda items have been posted on the Pinellas County Schools website as of 2 p.m.

The Pinellas County Schools administration has a history of not posting School Board workshop agenda items ahead of time — and they've done it again.

As of 1 p.m. today, only the agenda for Tuesday's workshop is up online. Florida statute requires agencies to post agendas and corresponding items at least seven days before an event.

Tuesday's workshop agenda contains a few interesting items, most notable is a policy change update regarding immunizations. At least 14 students at Plumb Elementary have fallen sick with the chicken pox virus since January, and many of those children were exempt from the required vaccine.

The agenda also list items on a real estate update concerning the North Ward Elementary site in Clearwater and requests to expand charter schools Discovery Academy of Science (a kindergarten through fifth grade school in Dunedin) and Athenian Academy (a kindergarten through eighth grade school in Clearwater). The schools currently have 156 and 404 students enrolled, respectively.

[Last modified: Thursday, February 11, 2016 3:47pm]


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