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Clearwater briefs: Get new close-to-home school assignments


Get new school assignments by Tuesday

Are you the parent of an incoming Pinellas County schools kindergartener? How about a student who will be new to the public school system and who is entering grades 6 or 9? If so, school administrators say you should visit a nearby elementary, middle or high school by Tuesday to get your child's "close-to-home" assignment. Just be sure to:

• Bring a state-issued photo ID to the nearest school to get a user ID and password.

• Use the Student Reservation System computer at the school or go to to reserve a seat at a "close-to-home" school.

• Visit the child's assigned school to deliver the required documents: birth certificate or other proof of identity and age, proof of residency, child's Social Security number if available, Florida Certificate of Immunization and a physical examination certificate issued within the last 12 months.

For more information, call the student assignment office at (727) 588-6210 or the district call center at (727) 587-2020.

Teen docents at Heritage Village

Heritage Village, Pinellas County's 21-acre living history museum, is inviting students ages 12 to 17 who are looking for a challenging summer experience to check out the junior docent program. An open house will be held 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the museum, at 11909 125th St. N, Largo. For more information and to have a junior docent volunteer application form sent directly to you, call (727) 582-2427.


Resident input sought on plan

The city is changing and Clearwater officials want residents to have some say. The city planning department's Citizen Advisory Committee meets at 1 p.m. today at the Municipal Services Building, 100 S Myrtle Ave., Room 130, to talk about Clearwater's Comprehensive Plan, which sets future land use policies. Today's meeting, which is open to the public and ends at 4 p.m., will focus on housing issues, like eliminating substandard houses and finding ways to provide more affordable housing. The public is invited and can participate. The state requires municipalities to re-evaluate land use plans every seven years. The committee will hold three more meetings in June to talk about other topics. The City Council will review the information in September and a new plan is expected to go into effect by the end of the year. Call (727) 562-4626.

Pinellas deaths

Brown, Harry C.

Brown, Col. Lloyd

Canterbury, Ed "Lefty"

Carson, John

Geist, Karl "Heinz"

Gomes, Manuel J.

Graham, Evelyn E. Lechow-ski

Haley, Robert

Janevski, Vasil Lazar "Bill"

Jankowski, Frank

Little, Gertrude R.

Nechtman, Mary

Nelson, Elbert

Ross, Marilyn

Szojak, Mildred I.

Tucker, Kenny

Weber, David R.

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.


The Lyric hearing aid is sold by subscription and costs about $3,000 annually for a pair of aids. An incorrect price was reported Tuesday.

Clearwater briefs: Get new close-to-home school assignments 05/27/08 [Last modified: Thursday, October 28, 2010 3:05pm]
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