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Florida’s third-largest school district
Support staff: 9,502
Average teacher salary: $54,025
Budget: $3.2 billion
Schools: 135 elementary, 9 K-8, 43 middle, 28 high, 55 charter
Florida’s eighth-largest school district
Support staff: 4,744
Average teacher salary: $52,187
Budget: $1.67 billion
Schools: 76 elementary, 2 K-8, 19 middle, 17 high, 20 charter
Florida’s 10th-largest school district
Support staff: 4,651
Average teacher salary: $46,650
Budget: $1.52 billion
Schools: 50 elementary, 1 K-8, 16 middle, 14 high, 15 charter
Florida’s 29th-largest school district
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Support staff: 1,205
Average teacher salary: $49,759
Budget: $305 million
Schools: 10 elementary, 3 K-8, 4 middle, 5 high, 3 charter
More back-to-school coverage
A NEW START: Masks will be voluntary and activities will return, but the pandemic is still with us.
GETTING A SHOT: Most area school districts send a strong message to get vaccinated against the coronavirus.
LESSONS LEARNED: The pandemic forced schools to take a more digital approach. Some of it will stay.
HOW WE’RE FEELING: Tampa Bay parents and kids talk about the school year ahead.
DISCOUNT DAYS: This year’s back-to-school tax “holiday” lasts 10 days.
MEET THE PRINCIPALS: Many area schools will start the year with new leaders.
GETTING READY: From supply giveaways to festivals, a look at back-to-school events around the area.
SIGNING UP: Registering a child for school for the first time can involve many steps. What you need to know.
MARK THE DATE: Highlights of the 2021-22 school year in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco and Hernando counties.