Fairmount Park elementary school has been named one of the most low rated schools in Saint Petersburg Florida. When it comes to the students, a poll showed that only 30% passed in the Mathematics subjects and only 20% passed in English. It has been questionable whether or not the school should remain open. Many parents are concern that their children are not being taught the way they should, and that often times the teachers are rude when parents address their concerns. Such a shame that this school has continued to disappoint. Most of the teachers stress that the reason for the schools downfall is because they lack discipline at home, in addition that the school does not have the right materials for the children's studies. Parents are still saying if the teachers are being paid to teach, then they should do their jobs and stop trying to place the blame on the parents.
Although no red tide has turned up in Ruskin, some business owners blamed the perception of dead fish for their loss of business over Labor Day weekend. "It's not here," said Charter Captain Jason Thompson. "It's not in the Bay." Charter captains said for the last month, they've received cancellations and calls from customers who are worried about red tide creeping into Tampa Bay. "People have called to cancel," said Charter Captain Lori Deaton of Ladyfish Charters. "They've called to ask for their deposit back going all the way up to October into November. They fear it's going to destroy all the fishing." "People are assuming it's up in the rivers, up in the Bay and it is not," said Tammy Saxon, owner of Pirate's Pointe Fishing Resort. Saxon said the misconception has been devastating to her business. She said she hasn't received an online reservation for her resort in more than a month. The owner is trying to cut expenses and struggling to pay the bills. "I know I'm not the only one in this situation that can't pay your bills," Saxon said. "The next thing it'll affect your creditors." With thousands of dollars in losses adding up by the day, business owners said it really has become a state of emergency for them. They hope to get the word out that there's no red tide in the little Manatee River or around Tampa Bay.