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DATE: Tuesday, September 26, 2017
TO: School Board Members
FROM: Jeff Eakins, Superintendent
Recognize Participants in the Transportation Department's Back to School Fair and Stuff the Bus Supply Drive (Operations Division)
Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS) Division of Operations would like to recognize the Transportation Department, district employees, sponsors and social services for their assistance with the Transportation's Back to School Fair and Stuff the Bus school supply drive.

On August 5, 2017, Transportation hosted their first Back to School Fair at Harney Road with Master of Ceremony Rod Carter, anchor/reporter from WFLA.  The Transportation Department came together to make a difference for students and families.  Along with providing free physicals and back-to-school goodies and raffles, we promoted active and healthy, safe modes of transportation, encouraged school readiness, parental involvement and community interaction.

In support of the back to school bash, Transportation also organized a Stuff the Bus school supply drive throughout the month of July.  Yellow school buses were seen in strategic locations throughout the county in hopes of receiving enough donations to stuff 250 book bags for the event.  Several community sponsors stepped up and enabled us to double that amount to more than 500 backpacks filled with school supplies, all distributed to students who attended the fair.
• Develop, recognize, and reward employees • Develop a culture of respect, trust, and collaboration • Engage and communicate with families and stakeholders
No financial impact to the District.
SUBMITTED BY:  James Beekman, General Manager, Transportation
Christopher Farkas   Dr. Alberto Vázquez
Chief Operating Officer
(813) 272-4004
  Chief of Staff
(813) 272-4986
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Hillsborough County Public Schools (Florida) * Mtg.#20170926_820 (Board Recognition Meeting) * Section A Item# 14