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Nicole Carr seeks to parlay education background into Pinellas School board seat

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It’s essentially de rigueur for any school board candidate to say they “truly love education.” In Nicole Carr‘s case, the proof is in her CV, which shows her background as a teacher, school counselor, assistant principal and district administrator over the past 24 years, the last 18 spent in Florida. Now she’s trying to parlay that experience into a seat on the Pinellas County School Board in 2018. “I think there are definitely a lot of very difficult decisions that need…

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North Pinellas county candidate forum set for Monday

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The Council of North County Neighborhoods is holding a candidates forum Monday night. The forum, which is co-sponsored by the Greater Palm Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce, will feature candidates who will appear on north Pinellas ballots in the Aug. 30 election. That election is for party primaries and nonpartisan races. Pinellas County School Board member Peggy O’Shea said all but one candidate would be at Monday’s event. The CNCN, she said, is still waiting to hear from Robert J.…

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Pinellas commissioners to county administrator: Find money for school nurses

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Much of Thursday’s discussion about Pinellas County’s budget centered on school nurses – or the lack of them in a proposed spending list for the 2016-17 fiscal year. “The school nurses are not in the recommendations,” Pinellas County Administrator Mark Woodard told commissioners. It was an unpopular omission from the $15.7 million list. “We’re either going to pay now or later,” Commissioner Karen Seel said. “I’d rather grow healthy children.” Seel was the driving force behind a proposal to shift…

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Pinellas teachers union endorsements irritate teacher candidates

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The teachers running for Pinellas school board this year are miffed they didn’t win backing from what would seem a natural ally: the teachers union. The union’s political action committee chose incumbent Linda Lerner over middle school teacher Brian Hawley and retired principal Terry Krassner over math/science coach Fonda Huff. The union’s PAC also endorsed incumbent Peggy O’Shea over Greg Hunsinger, who retired as a teacher last year. “Very frustrated” is how Hawley, a teachers union representative at Largo Middle School, described his reaction…

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Pinellas teachers union backs Terry Krassner, Linda Lerner, Peggy O’Shea, Lew Williams

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Both incumbents running for re-election on the Pinellas County School Board are getting an approving nod from PCTA/PESPA, according to an email sent to members today. The unions’ political action committee endorsed Linda Lerner for District 6 and Peggy O’Shea for District 3. It’s also backing former principal Terry Krassner for District 2 and former principal and area superintendent Lew Williams for District 7. The email said “both incumbents have worked closely with the PCTA in solving problems in the past and…

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Pinellas teachers union backs Terry Krassner, Linda Lerner, Peggy O’Shea, Lew Williams

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Both incumbents running for re-election on the Pinellas County School Board are getting an approving nod from PCTA/PESPA, according to an email sent to members today. The unions’ political action committee endorsed Linda Lerner for District 6 and Peggy O’Shea for District 3. It’s also backing former principal Terry Krassner for District 2 and former principal and area superintendent Lew Williams for District 7. The email said “both incumbents have worked closely with the PCTA in solving problems in the past and…

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Peggy O’Shea running for re-election to Pinellas School Board

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Peggy O’Shea has made it official — she has filed to run for a second term on the Pinellas County School Board.

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