Jack Evans, Hernando Schools Reporter

Jack Evans

Hernando Schools Reporter

I cover Hernando County schools and all kinds of other North Suncoast news. Nothing excites me more than finding and telling a compelling, human story that illustrates a complicated issue. If you've got tips or story ideas, I want to hear them. I grew up in Tennessee, went to college at Indiana University and started at the Times shortly after graduating in spring 2018, and I love Florida and its idiosyncrasies (except the 90-degree October days). When I'm not at work, I write songs and spend too much time on Twitter. Let's talk about books and what new (or old) music you're listening to.

Citrus County Sheriff strikes, kills pedestrian in Hernando County

Citrus County Sheriff Mike Prendergast. [SheriffCitrus.org] SheriffCitrus.org
A friend identified the victim as a tree service foreman who lived near the scene of the collision.

Brooksville man who pointed gun at student on school grounds makes plea deal for fines, probation

Robert Browsky [Hernando County Sheriff's Office]
Robert Browsky, 67, paid $1,500 and will lose his concealed weapons permit, but he'll serve no jail time.

A Florida mom battles through back-to-school shopping as Americans spend more than ever on supplies

From left: Ricardo Garcia, Leigha Richards, Jordan Murphy and Dylon Herman organize school supplies on Monday while attending Hernando County's first day of school in Jennifer Doban's fourth-grade class at Suncoast Elementary School in Spring Hill. DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD   |   Times
Several events in Hernando County give out school supplies to kids in need, but some families have trouble participating.

Facing troublesome reading scores, Hernando County School Board approves $350,000 for early literacy, teacher training

The Hernando County School Board approved purchase of two programs aimed at improving literacy among students. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times (2018)]
The cost covers two programs, including one that could eventually give every child in the county free access to an early-literacy program.

Could a four-day week work for Hernando County schools? Officials want to know more.

Hernando County School District [Douglas R. Clifford | Times (2018)]
The practice has become common for cash-strapped districts elsewhere, especially in the rural west.