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Battle for Pinellas School Board centers on five schools

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Three of the four candidates for the two open seats on the Pinellas County School Board debated school performance, allocation of resources, teacher retention, and diversity during a forum Wednesday at St. Petersburg College. The debate took place against a background of publicity over the underperformance of five majority-black schools in southern St. Petersburg. And while the panel asked for specificity and concrete answers, candidates’ comments at times seemed to rely more on rhetoric than on facts and solutions. Joanne…

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Yard sale proceeds will go to Pinellas School Board candidate Eliseo Santana’s campaign

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With a bit more than a month to go before the Nov. 8 election, fundraising for Eliseo Santana is in full swing. Santana, a candidate for the District 5 seat on the Pinellas School Board, has three fundraisers set for the next three weeks. The first is a “Support Eliseo Santana Yard Sale” sponsored by Jenn Bouchie, who says 100 percent of the proceeds will go to the campaign. The yard sale is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday…

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Comedy night fundraiser set for Pinellas School Board hopeful Eliseo Santana

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A night of comic entertainment will benefit the campaign of Eliseo Santana, who’s in a runoff for the District 5 seat on the Pinellas County School Board. The event is scheduled for 7:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Snappers Grill and Comedy Club, 36657 U.S. 19 N. in Palm Harbor. The star of the evening is American history teacher Mike Rivera, who’s also a touring comedian. The Pinellas County teacher has made has made three national television appearances on…

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