Parents Get Last Chance To Sound Off On School Start Times 

Posted: 3:39 am Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

By Ann Kelly

 

Hillsborough County school parents had their final chance to let administrators know how they feel about the proposed new school start times for 2018. The final vote will be in October. The goal is to eliminate students getting to school late when busses don’t show up on time.

If you’re looking for tickets to the October 5th Patriots game at Raymond James Stadium, you’re out of luck. The Bucs front office said that game is sold out, along with this Sunday’s game against the Giants. That Thursday night game will honor the late Bucs owner Malcolm Glazer with induction into the Ring of Honor.

More seasonal jobs have opened up, this time with the Post Office. There are job openings in Tampa, St Pete, Ybor City and Orlando. To apply for the jobs that will pay $12 an hour just click here.

The Florida Keys will be back open for tourists as of this Sunday. It was only two weeks ago that up to 25% of all the homes in the Keys were destroyed by Hurricane Irma. The Key West and Marathon airports are open.

Also happening on Sunday, you’ll be able to register to vote online for the first time in Florida. The Division of Elections office hopes more voters will register since this makes it a lot more convenient to actually register. You’ll need a valid state ID or driver’s license to register.

Pinellas County Commissioners voted in favor of adding more millions to the budget for the new St Pete Pier, raising the total budget now to $76 million. The majority of that money will actually be used for projects on the approach to the Pier.

The “Burg Buys Local Week” kicked off in St Petersburg on Sunday. The week was created to help small business recover from the losses incurred by Hurricane Irma and runs through October 1st. On the Tampa side, the same initiative begins today with “Shop Gandy.” That event was created by business owners worried about the impact construction on the Selmon Crosstown will have on their sales.

If you’re dealing with a leaky roof after Hurricane Irma, the Army Corps of Engineers has Operation Blue Roof underway. The program is free for homeowners and provides blue tarps put up by licensed contractors. Here’s a link to their site, and you can call for more information at 1-888-ROOF-BLU OR 1-888-7663258.