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Displaced principal lands new position

LAND O'LAKES

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.

Pasco deaths

Barker, Joshua

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"

Probst, Christopher

Ragazzino, Joseph

Russo, Lillian

Thorschmidt, Vincent W.

Wakeman, Louise

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Displaced principal lands new position 06/24/08 [Last modified: Thursday, June 26, 2008 5:19pm]
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