Hillsborough County Public School District 4 Citizens Advisory Committee (D4CAC)

The Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) to SBHC was established in 1973 per state legislation mandating citizen participation. Though the law has sunset, SBHC continues the CAC in an advisory capacity due to the value it provides. Each SBHC board member appoints three citizens to the committee. In order to collect more feedback from SBHC’s District 4 CAC appointees, Ray Alzamora, Dawn Marshall and Kathi Hayes, are initiating and managing District 4 School Advisory Council (D4SAC).

Its mission: “To better serve the students of Hillsborough County School District 4 by engaging members of our community to provide input for the improvement of schools.”

The group is in its third year holding monthly meetings. The meetings rotate through the elementary, middle and high schools allowing each group to discuss important topics pertaining to each school level. The first 2018-19 meeting was held August 20 at Bloomingdale High School and was attended by D4CAC members, Melissa Snively, current District 4 school board member, principals, teachers, PTSA members, parents and students.
The group discussed the district’s success plan #WeClimbTogether, environmental testing updates, school transportation concerns, new bell times and shorter class time, end of course (EOC) testing schedule changes, proposed tax referendum for Tampa transportation initiative and other concerns related to schools.

The next meetings are scheduled as follows:

– September 18, 6:30 p.m. to discuss Middle Schools held at Rodgers Middle School Media Center located at 11910 Tucker Rd. in Riverview.
– October 15, 6:30 p.m. to discuss Elementary Schools held at Dawson Elementary School Media Center located at 12961 Boggy Creek Dr. in Riverview.
– November 8, 6:30 p.m. to discuss High Schools held at Brandon High School Media Center located at 1101 Victoria St.. in Brandon.
For more information about Hillsborough County School environmental testing, visit https://www.sdhc.k12.fl.us/departments/31/safety-and-risk-management/about/. For more information about the D4CAC Committee, contact Christine Robbins at Dist4CAC@gmail.com or go to facebook.com/groups/ and search ‘D4CAC’.

Crosswalk And Pedestrian Safety

Just a reminder of crosswalk and pedestrian safety especially in school zones. It is the Florida state law to yield to pedestrians. Crosswalks should be clear of cars to allow pedestrians to cross quickly.

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Michelle has been with the Osprey Observer for almost nine years, and her current position is Assignment Editor. She resides in Bloomingdale with her husband Phil, two sons, Philip and Matthew, and Tigger the cat.