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(…)