When will the Hernando School Board start getting it right?
The gang who can't shoot straight?

Hernando County School Board
They keep starting fights and losing.

What is going on with the Hernando County School Board? Can they get anything right politically?

The latest is a judge ruling against the School Board over its zeal to place a sales tax referendum on the November 2022 ballot for schools. The referendum would extend the current half-cent school sales tax beyond 2025.

The conservative County Commission, which has the final say on when local referenda go on the ballot, wanted to delay the tax question to 2024.

The County Commission argued 2024 made more sense because that’s closer to when the sales tax expires in 2025.

Not to mention, perhaps we won’t be in the middle of historic inflation by then.

It seems the judge agreed.

This comes on the heels of a dustup between the School Board and state Senator-to-be Blaise Ingoglia over sexually explicit books in school libraries.

Ingoglia has been very critical of the School Board for allowing the books in school libraries.

After Ingoglia alerted parents to the existence of the books, Superintendent John Stratton was forced to admit in a July 22 letter that “several books containing mature content were found in a few of our schools.”

Fighting with the County Commission and state Rep-to-be Jeff Holcomb over raising taxes. Fighting with Ingoglia over inappropriate books. And losing on all fronts.

When will the Hernando County School Board start getting it right?

Peter Schorsch

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including Florida Politics and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. Schorsch is also the publisher of INFLUENCE Magazine. For several years, Peter's blog was ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.


9 comments

  • PeterH

    August 4, 2022 at 7:52 pm

    Book burning wasn’t limited to the morality police of Salem Massachusetts……

    No ….. we have book burning witch hunts right here in Ron DeSantis’s FREEDUMB STATE OF FLORIDA!

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    • GB

      August 5, 2022 at 5:53 am

      So you’re for sex in high school? That says a lot about who you are and I’d venture to say you should stay away from children. Book burning…what a sensationalist and not liking our next Gov and possibly president it tells the rest of us a great deal. See you at the polls and I don’t mean the stripper poles you apparently fancy.

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    • Monga Pow

      August 7, 2022 at 10:19 am

      Peter the Pedophile from Salem shows what a bright Marxist he is. He/she/they (what’s your pronoun Pete?) is so sad and should get medical assistance.

      Reply

  • Dee C

    August 4, 2022 at 10:02 pm

    Blaise is not a senator to be…the would mean he was already elected. He has no regard for teachers.

    Reply

  • Joe Corsin

    August 4, 2022 at 11:38 pm

    Vote RED for neo nazi filth weasels!!!!

    Reply

    • GB

      August 5, 2022 at 5:55 am

      The filth is on your side. Read the article again nitwit.

      Reply

  • NikkiNala

    August 5, 2022 at 2:35 pm

    Book banners have never been on the right side of history. Never. I trust those who’ve spent years dedicated to the education of children to select appropriate books over a guy who builds houses. Our son’s elementary school had library and PE hours cut, and a DOS classroom computer for all the kids to share, but now we’re taking classroom money to hire five full time media specialists to keep up with the likes of Blaise and his book review demands. This is forcing the school district to redirect money from classrooms and it hurts kids.

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  • Monga Pow

    August 6, 2022 at 9:48 am

    Peter the Pedophile from Salem shows what a bright Marxist he is.

    Reply

  • Just a comment

    August 7, 2022 at 7:11 pm

    I do not know I came to this side of town to get away from all this but no we have to pick a larger state to do our practices

    Reply

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