hillsborough county school board

Board Says No To Armed Guards At District Elementary Schools

By Tamas Mondovics Superintendent MaryEllen Elia’s  multi-faceted, long-term proposal to enhance security at every elementary school came to a halt last month when the Hillsborough County School Board, excluding an $8,500 contract for a security consultant, rejected the plan. The board’s decision came only a week following Elia’s public announcement of the plan and less […]

Stowers Honored With School Naming

By Michelle Caceres Hillsborough County School Board named the Lithia elementary school located adjacent to FishHawk Ranch after Richard “Dick” Stowers, 79, a local civic leader and businessman that revolutionized the funeral business in the Brandon area. Born in Hillsborough County, Stowers grew up in the Palm River area when Brandon was just a sleepy […]