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Tampa Bay schools work to meet students' needs with service centers

As Plant High School continues to get accolades for being ranked the top school in the area by U-S News and World Report, it’s important to remember schools at the opposite end of the spectrum. "Kids are living in communities that are in persistent trauma, and they bring those issues to school with them, unfortunately. And those create great barriers to them getting a great education,” said Hillsborough County School Board Chair Tamara Shamburger. The district’s Full Service Centers help with some of those issues. As part of Hillsborough County Schools, workers there help meet the needs of students and families in East and West Tampa, which are areas of the city with higher poverty rates.