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    School briefs

    By Times staff writer

    © St. Petersburg Times,
    published August 21, 2001

    School Board Meeting

    The Pinellas County School Board will hold a meeting at 5 p.m. today in the conference hall at the administration building, 301 Fourth St. SW, Largo. The public is invited to speak about any item on the agenda except employee disciplinary hearings. Speakers should register before items are introduced at the meeting. For information, call Ron Stone, associate superintendent for human resources and public affairs, at (727) 588-6273.

    Engineering club open house

    The Youth Engineering Society will be holding an open house for sixth- through eighth-graders interested in science and technology. If you like inventing new things, working with computers and engaging in challenging academic competitions, check out the open house from 9 a.m. to noon at St. Petersburg College's Clearwater Campus at 2465 Drew St. in Clearwater. The program meets Saturday mornings from September through May and offers enrichment activities and field trips. It also prepares students for standardized tests and offers information about scholarship opportunities. The program is funded by the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg College and Pinellas County Schools. For information contact your school guidance counselor or call Rose Mack, YES county coordinator, at (727) 893-2926.

    Adult education course

    Fall classes for the Even Start Family Literacy program will begin tomorrow at Lealman Avenue Elementary School, PTEC-St. Petersburg and Union Academy in Tarpon Springs. These classes are for adults who want to enroll in GED and career skills classes and have at least one child 8 years old or younger. Even Start also offers family activities. For information, call Mary Putnam at (727) 893-2500 ext. 1136.

    Get involved

    With the start of the school year, it's the perfect time to help out local students. To find out more about volunteer opportunities call the district's office of community involvement at (727) 588-6405.

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