Part of the problem in the district is a major deficit in part due to less state funding and more than 7,300 students unaccounted for during the pandemic.
TAMPA, Fla. — As students in Hillsborough County Schools held a melodic demonstration outside of the district’s headquarters in downtown Tampa, a fierce fight to save the arts continued inside.
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“By cutting chorus and other art programs around the county, you are not just affecting one group of students, you are affecting a family, a community and future students from finding a place where they belong,” student Kyla Atchison said.
As the district faces a multi-million dollar budget deficit, parents, students and teachers fear the worst.
“If you cared about the teacher and the students, and by now it’s obvious to anybody you don’t, the first thing on the