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Putting Education Reform To The Test

Pasco School Board Asks For Alternatives To Eliminating Media Specialists, Literacy Coaches

The Pasco County school board has asked Superintendent Kurt Browning for cost-saving options other than cutting media specialist and literacy coaches. Browning will present another menu of cuts at a May 7 meeting.


The board left open the possibility of eliminating those positions at a later point, but asked superintendent Kurt Browning for other options to cut spending. Removing 57 media specialists and 33 literacy coaches was slated to save about $5 million as the district faces a projected shortfall of $19.5 million.

Board member Joanne Hurley said she was “not really comfortable” with the superintendent’s plan, and did not want to approve a staffing formula that might hurt the proper levels of student support in the schools.

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