Beginning with the 2019-2020 school year, Pasco County Schools is implementing a monthly, two-hour early release schedule. Early release days allow for staff to engage in professional development aligned to student needs and district and school priorities. Early release days will be once a month, on a Wednesday, as follows:
 

September 11, 2019

October 9, 2019

November 13, 2019

December 11, 2019

January 15, 2020

February 12, 2020

March 11, 2020

April 8, 2020

 
Parents with childcare concerns have options provided by our PLACE program, and we will be working with private daycare facilities to develop a list of other choices. Students already enrolled in PLACE programs will be able to stay the extra two hours without additional charges. Current morning-only PLACE students may attend in the afternoon without charge. A package option for all eight early release days is available for students not currently enrolled in PLACE. Students registered with this package option will not be required to pay a registration fee. Parents who have a last-minute need for their children to attend PLACE also may register at any time prior to the early release day that care is needed. The daily drop-in fee and registration fee will apply.
 
Bus transportation will be provided two hours earlier than usual for students who are transported on regular school days. The same routes and stops will be used. Please watch for more details on the district website and on social media.