Displaced Gulf High principal has new job
Nearly two months after being removed from his school, former Gulf High principal Tom Imerson has a position at the Pasco County School District main office. He took over this week as supervisor of volunteer programs after a two-week vacation. Imerson replaces Holly Rockhill, who will move to an assistant principal slot at Land O'Lakes High. Superintendent Heather Fiorentino told the School Board that the move would be cost neutral, but Imerson earns about $28,000 a year more than Rockhill. Fiorentino has yet to fully explain why she pulled Imerson from Gulf High, although assistant superintendent Sandy Ramos said the new assignment fits Imerson's skills as a good writer with strong community outreach abilities. He's also expected to work with the district's high school design committee.
NEW PORT RICHEY
Shelter-clinic contract okayed
The County Commission signed off Tuesday on the contract to build a health clinic in Hudson that will double as a regional hurricane shelter. The joint venture with Spring Engineering and Bandes Construction calls for spending up to $7.5-million in federal and state money to design and build the facility. The much-delayed project could be substantially finished in August 2009, providing up to 1,000 beds for evacuees during an emergency. But construction must begin this year to keep up to $1.6-million in federal grant money. The feds recently granted the project a waiver to be built without meeting the more expensive tornado and wind standards.
Cacyuk, Ruth E. (Sellers)
DeClue, Sandra Faye
Doherty, Maydelle D.
Irby, the Rev. James M. Jr. "Jim"
Izer, Helen Irene
MacManus, Elizabeth Riegler
Marcinowski, Caroline D.
Morton, Frances P.
Pennino, Mark A. "Just Gino 1%er"
Thorschmidt, Vincent W.
This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.