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South Tampa students are urged to start riding school buses this week to prepare for next

TAMPA — It can't be said enough if you live in south Tampa: Send your child to school on the bus.

"We are trying to encourage parents to put their kids on the buses, if not today, then at least this week," said Linda Cobbe, a spokeswoman for the Hillsborough County Public Schools.

Convention week schedules are already in place, and using the bus this week will get kids ready for next week's routine.

That's not to say the district won't adapt if it needs to. Twitter, Facebook and ParentLink robo-calls will be used to spread the word.

Absences could be high on Monday, which is when the district performs its 5-day enrollment count for planning purposes.

If the kids have already enrolled, they will count, Cobbe said. That includes the Rampello K-8 Downtown Partnership School, which will be closed all next week.

Because Rampello called students back a week early, its 5-day count took place on Monday and was right on target.

South Tampa students are urged to start riding school buses this week to prepare for next 08/21/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 12:20pm]
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