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.