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Pasco's schools are lacking good leadership

Schools lacking good leaders

Getting good leadership in our schools isn't only about the state grade. Our community has a school that received an "A" yet is so poorly thought of I can't visit a store or restaurant without someone making a negative comment about that school.

I've also spoken to staff members from our area who tell me they no longer feel like going the extra mile for this school's administration. This attitude is growing and hurting this community. Why? Because good leadership involves treating people with dignity and respect.

If the Pasco School District administration doesn't require that as well we will continue to decline. And how mixing and matching the principals and assistant principals on a year-by-year basis is good strategy will always be a mystery to me.

Peggy Lopez, Land O' Lakes

Re: Mobility fee

County's living in a fantasy land

I can't believe it. Finally, our Pasco officials really have come up with a sound plan to improve the county growth.

If I may offer some advice, the plan as outlined probably could take off in the very near future: Contact Disney in Orlando and propose an extension of Fantasyland. Good thinking, Pasco.

Peter J. Neustadt, New Port Richey

Gulfside Hospice earned accolade

I am proud that Gulfside Regional Hospice recently was selected Tampa Bay Business Journal's nonprofit of the year out of more than 250 other worthy agencies in the Tampa Bay area. Gulfside Regional Hospice stands out because of the culture we created for each and every person who encounters the organization.

Whether you are a patient, family member, caregiver, community physician, referral source, employee, volunteer, business leader, legislator, vendor, donor, partner or friend, you will feel the passion, compassion and drive of our agency. Gulfside, founded in 1988, today serves more than 300 patients daily in Pasco County and has grown more than 700 percent in the past seven years.

On behalf of the board of directors, I congratulate the staff and volunteers for winning this prestigious award. I am humbled to be part of an organization which is doing so much good in our community.

Larry Starnes

Gulfside Regional Hospice Board Chairman

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Pasco's schools are lacking good leadership 07/14/11 [Last modified: Thursday, July 14, 2011 6:06pm]
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