Hillsborough County Public Schools and district offices will be closed Monday, March 12th through Friday, March 16th for Spring Break. Regular hours will resume Monday, March 19th.

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Hillsborough County Public Schools will use walk-through metal detection security devices and hand wands at our upcoming school board meetings.
Employees and visitors to 901 E. Kennedy Blvd. will be required to go through security screening as they enter the school board meeting. The safety of our staff and visitors is a top priority for Hillsborough County Public Schools.

Board Meetings

See dates, times, and locations on the Meeting Dates page.

Meetings are open to the public. More information is available in the Meeting Guidelines.

Aired on Television

School Board meetings are aired on the Tampa Bay Arts & Education Network, Spectrum Cable channel 635 and Frontier channel 32, live and replays on Tuesdays and Sundays at 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.


School Board meetings since July 2012 have been indexed and are available online. Choose a meeting you wish to view, click on an agenda item, and the video will skip ahead to that portion of the video. Click here to select from the meeting archive.

Responsibilities and Authority of the Board

The school board is responsible for the organization and control of the district’s public schools and is empowered to determine the policies necessary for the effective operation and the general improvement of the school system. The school board is a public corporate entity and can take action only when the board is meeting in official public session and a quorum is present. An individual member of the school board has authority to take official action only when sitting as a member of the school board in public session except when the school board specifically authorizes the member to act. The school board is not bound in any way by any action on the part of an individual board member or an employee except when such statement or action is in compliance with the public action of the school board.

Organization and Officers of the Board

A chair and vice-chair are elected annually by the School Board of Hillsborough County at its organizational meeting held on the third Tuesday after the first Monday in November; however, if the chair becomes vacant, the school board elects a chair at the next regular or special meeting.

The chair presides at all school board meetings, appoints committees and performs such other duties prescribed by law or by action of the school board. The vice-chair presides in the absence of the chair and performs other duties of the chair as required by circumstances. The chair and vice-chair are bonded in the manner prescribed by the State Board of Education.

The superintendent, as provided by law, is the secretary and executive officer of the school board. At any organizational meeting, the superintendent acts as chair until the organization of the school board is completed.

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