Hillsborough County School Board Looks For Tardy Student Solutions

Hillsborough County School Board Looks For Tardy Student Solutions 

Posted: 3:38 am Thursday, March 30th, 2017

By Ann Kelly


Kids are getting to school late, and the Hillsborough County School Board wants to change that. Bus schedules are being blamed so they’re looking into options such as changing the time school starts and ends. Right now the district is holding focus groups to get student and parent’s opinions. The board will meet at the end of April and take another look at the problem and recommendations from the district superintendent.

Florida Attorney General Pam Biondi will be part of the presidential Opioid and Drug Abuse Commission but since it’s a part time job will still remain as Attorney General. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will head the commission.

Opening day for the Tampa Bay Rays at the Trop is Sunday. But since it’s illegal to sell alcohol before 11 am on a Sunday, Ferg’s filed for a special exemption that was granted and will allow them to serve starting at 8 am. The game against the Yankees is sold out, but you can watch on ESPN. First pitch scheduled for 1:10 pm.

The Treasure Island Police Department are continuing their search for the pilot of an ultralight plane that flew within feet of boaters on Saturday. It was also seen over the Gulf near Treasure Island again on Sunday. If you can help please call the Treasure Island Police Department at (727) 547-4545 and use the case reference number TI17-4985.

There’s a new recall out for Jose Ole beef taquitos. More than 35,000 pounds have been recalled for possible pieces of rubber and plastic in the frozen food. Some of that was shipped to Florida. If you think you have of that product, some look for the establishment number “Est. M-5590” inside the USDA mark of inspection.