School Board member John Sweeney denies any wrongdoing.

Investigation of grade change for Hernando School Board member's son comes to no conclusions

BROOKSVILLE — After a nearly six-month investigation, the Hernando County School District has failed to reach a conclusion as to whether district staffers acted improperly in changing the grades of School Board member John Sweeney's son and whether any staff member released confidential student records to the publi …


  1. Artist tells the story of Melrose Elementary journalism magnet in mural


    When St. Petersburg artist Sebastian Coolidge worked during the summer nights to finish the mural he created for the journalism program at Melrose Elementary, the brightness of a supermoon illuminated his art, as well as inspired it.

    Artist Sebastian Coolidge of St. Petersburg puts finishing touches on his mural at Melrose Elementary on Aug. 20, 2014.The mural decorates the outside of the portable that houses the journalism program at the school.   
Photo by Lakewood High student Naudia McDaniel.
  2. Mother upset after 5-year-old son gets off Hernando school bus at wrong stop


    BROOKSVILLE — The bus filled with Brooksville Elementary School students had arrived at a stop Wednesday afternoon and was letting students out when the driver heard a disturbance.

  3. With increased enrollment, aviation course set to begin in Hernando


    BROOKSVILLE — The Hernando County School District's first aviation course will begin this year after nearly being canceled because of a lack of interest.

  4. Students get GTE Foundation scholarships


    Students receive GTE Foundation scholarships

  5. Pasco school district travel spending under scrutiny


    After years of severe limits on out-of-county travel, Pasco school district administrators have again begun taking trips for recruiting, training and idea gathering.

  6. Hillsborough superintendent, principal accept ALS Ice Bucket Challenge


    Hillsborough County school superintendent MaryEllen Elia, left, and Symmes Elementary principal Julie Hasson have ice and water poured on them for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Delivering the cold are brothers Blake, 8, right, and Bryson, 11, whose mother, Belinda Poole, has ALS. Helping are teachers Anna …

  7. Teens volunteering at hospital makes for a win-win


    HUDSON — For some kids, high school is four years of figuring out what you want to be when you grow up — or at least what direction you'll be heading in.

    River Ridge High sophomore, Amir Hussain, 15, logged 197 hours during a summer volunteer stint at Regional Medical Center, Bayonet Point. He wants to become a neurosurgeon one day and saw volunteering as a way to get some experience in the medical environment.
  8. Pasco class notes



    • Aug. 28: Adult education graduation

    • Sept. 1: Labor Day, no school