Pinellas County School news

Pinellas County Schools launches new program to help parents navigate special education services

The Parents Empowering Parents Program, or PEPP, trains parents familiar with special education services in the Pinellas County School District to provide information and resources to other parents who need help navigating ESE services.

PEPP volunteers began supporting families on Monday, Sept. 16. Volunteers will assist families 9 a.m. to noon Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. If you need help navigating ESE services, contact PEPP at 727-588-6500 or PEPP@pcsb.org.

Mark your calendar for application program events

The application period for magnet, fundamental and career programs for next school year is Jan. 8-17, 2020. Pinellas County Schools has nearly 80 programs focused on students’ interests, talents and learning styles.

At Choice Fairs, families will have a chance to meet with program representatives and learn about magnet, fundamental and career programs. Fairs will be held:

  • Oct. 29:  6 to 7:30 p.m. at Countryside High, 3000 SR 580, Clearwater
  • Nov. 2: 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Pinellas Park High, 6305 118th Ave., Largo
  • Nov. 4: 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Lakewood High, 1400 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg

Families will also have opportunities to visit schools and explore programs in more detail at Discovery Nights, which will be held Oct. 30-Dec. 20. Additional information will be posted at www.pcsb.org/choice. If you have questions, please call the Student Assignment Office at 727-588-6210.

Homework Helpline available to Pinellas students
The Homework Helpline is a free service for all PCS students. The service is available 5 to 8 p.m., Monday-Friday. Students can get help with math, science, social studies and language arts. Students who need practice reading can also call the helpline and spend 10 minutes reading to an adult. Families can reach the Homework Helpline at 727-547-7223.

New online volunteer process makes registration easier
Pinellas County Schools’ Office of Strategic Partnerships has launched an online process for new volunteer registration. The new process replaces a paper registration system and allows those looking to volunteer to register online from their homes and streamline the registration process. Volunteers can register here: www.pcsb.org/volunteerregistration

Pinellas County Schools is now hiring nurses

Pinellas County Schools is looking for applicants to help keep our students healthy and ready to learn!

Applications are now being accepted for Licensed Practical Nurses. Licensed Practical Nurses perform nursing duties in school clinics and promote health and wellness in collaboration with the registered nurse.

Qualifications:

  • Graduation from high school or possession of a GED
  • Current, unencumbered licensure as a Practical Nurse by the Florida Board of Nursing
  • Current certification in CPR
  • Must pass a Level II background check

If you have questions related to the position, please call School Health Services at (727) 588-6320.

PCS is hiring bus drivers

Pinellas County Schools is seeking to hire bus drivers for the 2019-20 school year. Full and part time positions are available. To learn more about the application process, qualifications and benefits visit www.pcsb.org/busdrivers or call 727-547-7294.

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