School District to Host School Bus Driver Job Fair

January 13th, 2015 Comments off

The Hillsborough County Public Schools Transportation Department will host a job fair on Tuesday, January 20, at Riverview High School from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Applicants can fast-track the process – applying online during the job fair with assistance from school district employees. Eligible applicants will be interviewed for a bus driver position during the event.

Job applicants will be given the opportunity to ask questions about becoming a bus driver, including job requirements, hours, pay, benefits, etc. Interested applicants can also get information on obtaining their CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) and take part in demos in the school parking lot.

Some applicants may leave the job fair with a contingency letter of employment, pending fingerprinting and physicals.

“The goal is to recruit qualified bus drivers who have a love for children,” said Jim Beekman, HCPS General Manager of Transportation.

Riverview High School is located at 11311 Boyette Rd., Riverview.

For more information call 813-982-5521 or go to Child care will also be available.

Hillsborough Choice Options Elementary Application Period

January 12th, 2015 Comments off

The Hillsborough Choice Options application period for elementary magnet programs and School Choice programs for the 2015-2016 school year opens January 13, at noon and closes February 11.

Under Hillsborough Choice Options students can apply for a magnet school or another public school with available space within Hillsborough County.  Students who wish to remain at their current magnet or choice school, or prefer to attend their attendance area school, do not need to complete an application.

School choice and magnet programs are available for students entering kindergarten through 5th grade.  Students currently enrolled in a Hillsborough County public elementary school should apply directly online. Students new to Hillsborough County Public Schools can download an application from the Choice Options website, complete it, and mail it to the address listed on the application.

Elementary applications are available beginning at noon on January 13, online at Parents can call the Choice Information Line at (813) 272-4692 for answers to their questions.

District Financial Aid Nights

January 7th, 2015 Comments off

Hillsborough County Public Schools is hosting several Financial Aid Workshops for seniors and their families. The workshops will provide an overview on how to apply for postsecondary financial aid and will be conducted by a university/college financial aid expert.

The workshops will cover the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), deadlines, state scholarships and Bright Futures Scholarships. All workshops start at 6:00 p.m. and will be held in the school’s auditorium.

Monday, January 12, 2015                                          Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Plant City High School                                                 Freedom High School

One Raider Place, Plant City                                       17410 Commerce Park Blvd., Tampa


Thursday, January 15, 2015                                         Thursday, January 22, 2015

Riverview High School                                                  Brandon High School

11311 Boyette Rd., Riverview                                       1101 Victoria St., Tampa


Tuesday, January 27, 2015                                           Thursday, January 29, 2015

Jefferson High School                                                    Gaither High School

4401 Cypress St., Tampa                                              16200 N. Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa


Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Hillsborough High School

5000 N. Central Ave., Tampa