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Pasco school district halts hiring to trim costs


School district halts hiring to trim costs

The Pasco County school district froze all vacant job positions Tuesday, one day after superintendent Heather Fiorentino told the School Board such a move could be coming. The decision affects all jobs, including those for which interviews already have been conducted. "Even if your ad has closed, do not make an offer of employment," assistant superintendent Renalia DuBose wrote in an e-mail to all district employees with hiring authority. Only a limited number of jobs deemed necessary by the superintendent will remain open. Fiorentino took this step as the district seeks ways to cut as much as $20-million by July — a massive reduction that could involve layoffs.


Five seek principal job at new school

Five people, including two current principals, have applied to lead Pasco's newest high school when it opens in the fall. The candidates to run Anclote High in Hudson are Land O'Lakes High principal Monica Ilse, Gulf Middle principal Stan Trapp, Ridgewood High assistant principal Shawn Hohenthaner, Sunlake High assistant principal Garry Walthall and Mitchell High assistant principal Carin Nettles. Interviews are scheduled for Dec. 12. No appointment date has been announced.

Pasco deaths

Emley, Beverley D.

Harman, Herbert

Hauss, Carol Linda

Hawley, George T.

Hayducky, Michael J. Jr.

Hewitt, Royce O.

Hubbard, Helen

McGuire, Betty M.

Tomski, John J.

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Pasco school district halts hiring to trim costs 12/02/08 [Last modified: Thursday, December 4, 2008 5:22pm]
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