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Next School Board meeting is Tuesday

The Pinellas County School Board will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the district administration building, 301 Fourth St. SW, Largo.

The public is invited to attend. Anyone wishing to speak can do so by filling out a form at or before the meeting. Citizens may speak about any item on the agenda not involving a hearing on employee discipline by registering five minutes before the item is introduced.

The meeting will be televised at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays for two weeks after the meeting. Broadcasts are shown on WPDS-Ch. 14, which also appears on Knology Ch. 14 and Bright House Ch. 14.

School preference surveys due Monday

Time is almost up for Pinellas families who received a survey asking their preferences when choosing a school for their children.

District officials would like to get the surveys back by Monday so the results can be tallied and used as a 47-member task force prepares final recommendations for the School Board early next year.


Six Pinellas County Schools' teachers have been awarded fellowships from the Florida State University College of Information to help them become library media specialist leaders.

The teachers will earn a master's degree from FSU and obtain Florida certification as library media specialists. The program is funded by a $1.3-million grant from the 2006 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program from the national Institute of Museum and Library Services and FSU.

The teachers are Andrea Sanchez, Bay Point Elementary; Raylee Milner, Belcher Elementary; Sheila Baker, Rio Vista Elementary; Jodi Hooks, Sunset Hills Elementary; Lauren Powers, Morgan Fitzgerald Middle, and Jeannie Wallace, Dixie Hollins High. The alternates are Myra Clark, James Sanderlin Elementary; and Kevin Hug, Bay Point Middle.