While the district searches for a replacement, Chief Facilities Officer Chris Farkas will directly oversee the department.

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Tampa, Florida -- After seven years serving as the General Manager of Transportation for Hillsborough County Public Schools, John Franklin has resigned.

While the district searches for a replacement, Chief Facilities Officer Chris Farkas will directly oversee the department.

Franklin steered the department through a very eventful time of change and challenges.The district currently is preparing a multifaceted plan to continue to make improvements in the Transportation Department based on input from a transportation consultant and employees.

"We thank John Franklin for his tireless service, and wish him well in his new endeavors,'' said Hillsborough School Superintendent Mary Ellen Elia. "I have reiterated to our Transportation team that our goal remains unchanged – we work together to safely transport children every day."

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