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Two file to run against Pinellas County School Board member Janet Clark

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Two Pinellas County educators have filed to run for Pinellas County School Board. One is a former elementary school teacher, the other an adjunct professor at St. Petersburg College. The two are vying to unseat incumbent Janet Clark. Joanne Lentino is a former Gulfport Elementary first grade teacher and a familiar face in the St. Pete progressive activism circles. Matt Stewart currently serves as the deputy director for Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections and teaches ethics at SPC. The at-large…

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Pinellas School Board member warns of pay cuts if SB 6 passes

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Pinellas School Board member Carol Cook tells The Gradebook that pay cuts may be back on the table if SB 6 becomes law: With the financial mandate imposed by SB 6 on top of other budget pressures, Pinellas board member Carol Cook said she can’t rule out that the district might go back on its contract with the teachers union and revisit the small “step” raises it agreed to give teachers in 2010-11. “Am I willing to say now we would…

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