Hillsborough schools superintendent to step down next year

In a letter to school board members, Jeff Eakins said his last day would be June 30, 2020. Eakins said the decision was made so he could spend more time with his family. Four years ago, the district faced one of its worst financial crises in history with 17 schools rated 'F' and declining graduation rates, Eakins explained. Now, four years later, he says the district's financial picture is much stronger, and there are fewer 'F'-rated schools along with a greatly-improved graduation rate.
Published: 5:04 PM EDT June 10, 2019