June 17, 2021
Markets

Hillsborough School Board members urged to be careful with words

Financial experts warned how board members’ words can influence financial markets that hold the district’s debt.

TAMPA, Fla. — As the Hillsborough School District grapples with its future financial challenges, board members got a strongly worded bit of advice Tuesday.

Experts essentially urged board members to watch what they say when they talk about district finances – not just as a matter of money but of federal law.

As the Hillsborough school district worked to avoid a state financial takeover, there was no shortage of blaming and badmouthing. Now, school board members are being advised to turn down the rhetoric.

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