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School chief 
Jeff Eakins was caught off guard.

Hillsborough school district has been dipping into emergency funds to cover expenses

TAMPA — In the last four years of superintendent MaryEllen Elia's administration, the Hillsborough County School District went on a spending jag, tearing through more than half of its $361 million reserve fund, officials revealed this week. Left unchecked, the pattern would have resulted in another operating defici …

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  1. Hillsborough school district has been dipping into emergency funds to cover expenses

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    TAMPA — In the last four years of superintendent MaryEllen Elia's administration, the Hillsborough County School District went on a spending jag, tearing through more than half of its $361 million reserve fund, officials revealed this week.

    School chief 
Jeff Eakins was caught off guard.
  2. Low-wage workers turn to coding to find lucrative jobs

    Human Interest

    After Paul Minton graduated from college, he worked as a waiter but always felt he should do more.

    Asim Jalis, center, teaches data engineering at Galvanize in San Francisco. Coding jobs pay well.
  3. SPC's new home in midtown

    College

    St. Petersburg College celebrated the opening of its Douglas L. Jamerson Jr. Midtown Center in St. Petersburg on Saturday with musical performances and tours of the $15 million, 45,000-square-foot building at 1300 22nd St. S will serve as the college's flagship campus and community center for south St. Petersburg.

    Hugh Adcock, 26, left, and Brad Everett, 32, with his 4-year-old son Timothy Everett, all of St. Petersburg, take a tour of St. Petersburg College’s new Douglas L. Jamerson Jr. Midtown Center at 1300 22nd St. S in St. Petersburg Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. The grand opening event included performances by the Mt. Zion Progressive Missionary Baptist Choir, the Lakewood High School Jazz Band and Saxophonist Shawn Brown. Registration services were open to get academic counseling, financial aid or sign up for classes. The $15 million, 45,000-square-foot building will serve as the college?s flagship campus and community center for south St. Petersburg and will open Aug. 17 for classes for the Fall 2015 term. It will have multiple classrooms, two science labs, three computer labs, a book store, a community room, and a career center.
Tampa Bay Times School Search 2015

CAMERON COTTRILL | Times

Families get more choices as Pinellas broadens its school options

The Pinellas County School District is mostly a system of traditional neighborhood schools where students are assigned based on where they live. But you can feel a distinct shift over the p …

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