The school district has also canceled all extracurricular activities for the next two weeks. As mandated by the DOE, the schools will be closed an additional week, March 23 to 27. Without that face-to-face choice, he said, Hillsborough’s plan does not meet the requirements of the state’s mandate for resuming instruction this year. Seniors who attend dining centers/congregate meal sites, receive services through adult day care centers, or receive home delivered meals, can call (813) 272-5160 for information about the continuation of services. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. TAMPA — With the coronavirus continuing to spread through Hillsborough County, the School Board moved closer Tuesday to a plan for re-opening its more than 200 schools … What is Closing Today until April 13: - ZooTampa at Lowry Park is closed March 16-29 - County rec centers and splash pads - All Tampa-Hillsborough County public libraries. Hillsborough County’s move to online-only classes for the first month of school is a no-go, the Florida Department of Education says. The school formerly known as Lee Elementary will re-open as Tampa Heights Elementary. Sign up for Patch news alerts and newsletters. Tampa parent Bright Owens had a different perspective. The motion passed, with Stuart and chair Melissa Snively dissenting. All Hillsborough County recreation centers and splash pads. One-Shot Coronavirus Vaccine Trial Enters Final Stage: BLOG, Don't miss updates about precautions in Florida as they are announced. “I know Corcoran thinks he can force schools to open. In addition, the state has announced it will delay the start of state testing by at least two weeks. Damaris Allen, a public education advocate and former president of the Hillsborough PTA Council, expressed her frustration Friday with the latest turn of events. Tropical Storm Wilfred, Subtropical Storm Alpha and Tropical Storm Beta formed within hours of each other on Friday. Once a decision has been made, the district will contact the impacted staff. This is in step with closing decisions made by Hillsborough County Public Schools. The centers are located at: Lee Davis Community Resource Center, 3402 N. 22nd St. in Tampa, Plant City Community Resource Center, 307 N. Michigan Ave. in Plant City, and SouthShore Community Resource Center, 201 14th Ave. Request services from Hillsborough County online 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week... Information and resources for businesses and employers relating to Coronavirus (COVID-19). While some parents would like to see schools remain closed, others said they want to be the ones to make the choice. TAMPA, Fla. - Hillsborough County parents and teachers are preparing to go back to in-person classes Monday, but a judge lifted a ruling Thursday that now allows schools statewide to remain closed, giving school leaders one last chance to reconsider. Additional Closings and Service Impacts: All Community Resource Centers will close beginning Thursday, March 19, until April 13. I do not have a position.”. Submit an amended plan for each school under consideration for remaining closed. Hundreds of parents and teachers on both sides of the question lined up to speak at two School Board meetings, some moved to tears. The best ways to avoid this illness are the same measures taken against the common cold and flu. “I am happy,” Owens said. The board members were clearly moved by what they heard from the physicians, who warned that if campuses reopened now the district would be beset with frequent closures as the coronavirus spread. District reports say this trend could be because of increasing charter school and virtual school enrollments, which complicates planning for future needs and facilities. PREVIOUS: Hillsborough parents prep for return to schools, despite uncertainty. Forty-two percent of parents responding to the school district’s survey said they intend to send their children to in-person classes. Hillsborough County Public Schools is currently accepting applications and hiring teachers for the school year of 2020-2021 in all subject areas and has a high need for teachers interested in teaching special education, reading, math, science, and elementary. USF moves to second phase of reopening. Wash your hands often and use alcohol-based hand sanitizer, especially after touching shared surfaces. Enrollment at the high school level saw a slightly decrease from 2017-18 to 2018-19 school years by 128 students. insurance paid for it to be reconstructed. The school was badly damaged in a fire and insurance paid for it to be reconstructed.