WOW Organizes School Town Hall Aug. 29

Want to share your thoughts on the upcoming national school superintendent search and learn more about Alonso’s new IB program and our middle schools’ new crossing guard program?

Hillsborough School Board Members, Alonso administration and Sheriff Chad Chronister are coming to Westchase to hear from you and answer your questions!

Working with Hillsborough School Board Member Steve Cona (Dist. 1), WOW is excited to announce the organization of a school town hall at Davidsen Middle School on Thursday, Aug. 29, at 6:30 p.m. The gathering is open to both Westchase residents and other residents of Northwest Hillsborough County.

All the Hillsborough School Board members have been invited to attend. At print deadline, School Board members Steve Cona, who represents Westchase, Keystone, Town N Country and Egypt Lake, and at-large school board members Lynn Gray and Karen Perez have committed to attending. Other school board members may also attend.

All Westchase area principals have been invited to attend.

The evening will start with a quick presentation and Q and A session with Sheriff Chronister about the new crossing guard programs at Davidsen and Farnell Middle Schools. Alonso Principal Ken Hart and IB Assistant Principal Brian Hoover will then discuss Alonso’s new IB program, debuting Aug. 2020, and answer parents’ questions about it. School board members will conclude with an opportunity for residents to weigh in on their priorities for the next superintendent of schools.

“We are excited to bring a ‘Back to School Town Hall’ to the residents of Westchase,” said Cona. “This town hall will provide updates on Alonso High School’s IB Application, the Half-Penny Promise and superintendent search. We also want to hear from the community on how we can better serve our students.”

“This is a unique opportunity for Westchase area parents to share directly with Hillsborough County School Board members what they hope is emphasized during the upcoming national search for our new school superintendent,” stated WOW Publisher Chris Barrett. “Parents will have the opportunity to share their concerns and ask questions about important topics like upcoming spending of the new half cent sales tax and bus transportation.”

In the spring, current School Superintendent Jeff Eakins announced he would retire at the end of this school year. A nationwide search for his successor will kick off in earnest this fall.

WOW welcomes and encourages all interested parents and residents to attend.

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