Look for updates on Storm issues
With Tropical Storm Isaac's path uncertain, Pinellas County District School officials will likely make a decision today about whether to close school. For information, call the district's emergency line at (727) 588-6425. Updates also will be on the district's website, pcsb.org.
Debate on early release continues
The Pinellas Education Foundation and the Pinellas County Council of PTAs upped the ante in the debate about early release Wednesday, releasing an analysis that shows a correlation between the policy and an increase in "juvenile crimes and arrests." The analysis, however, is limited. There were spikes on Wednesdays in the two years after the policy went into effect. But the data doesn't include what times the crimes were committed or whether the juvenile was a public school student. It looked only at overall admissions to the juvenile assessment center.
Elementary schools have a choice of an entree or cold sandwich and two fruits or vegetables, or salad plate meal and a fruit or vegetable. Meatless entree, chef salad and sandwiches are available daily.
Monday: Mini burgers (2) cheese quesadilla, farmers salad, mixed greens, romaine salad, assorted fruit and juice.
Tuesday: Macaroni and cheese, glazed roast chicken over rice with a breadstick; chef salad, carrots, veggie dippers, assorted fruit and juice.
Wednesday: Chicken nuggets, BBQ pork with dinner roll, yogurt parfait, corn, romaine salad, assorted fruit and juice.
Thursday: Taco, hot dog, taco salad, fiesta beans, veggie dippers, assorted fruit and juice.
Friday: Pizza, fish sandwich, chicken Caesar salad, broccoli, romaine salad, assorted fruit and juice.