Pine Hills Elementary School receives 7th year of support from International Drive Improvement District for 2012-13 School Year

At Pine Hills Elementary there is a saying: "Begin with the end in Mind...Building our way to an A!"
And the International Drive Improvement District plans to help students achieve that goal as it begins its seventh year of support.
It may not sound like such a big deal.
Spiral notebooks. Packs of pens. Pencils. Paper. Binders. Crayons. All basic supplies that students need. Assistance and encouragement that provide the basics for school. For elementary school students it can make all the difference.
As the I-Drive District continues its support, the school’s principal says that the program fills a huge void that cannot “be defined by a dollar value.”
“The commitment made by these partnerships, is an invaluable resource for students, teachers and the community. The District helps to fill a huge void and we are grateful for the experiences that it will provide for our students,” says principal De Cheryl Britton, in her fourth year at the school.
Pine Hills Elementary in Orlando opened its doors in 1954. The District began working the school during the 2005-2006 school year. This volunteer effort takes place each year in conjunction with the Central Florida Hospitality and Lodging Association (CFHLA) Adopt-A-School program. The CFHLA organization formed this important program in 2002 with the mission to identify, develop and promote positive community partnerships between every public school in Central Florida and with the CFHLA Membership.
“This is a commitment that our staff and partners feel is one of our most important. It gives us great personal satisfaction to support these students and their teachers during an economic downturn that has caused hardships for everyone,” says Luann Brooks, executive director of the International Drive Master Transit & Improvement District.
“We see our involvement in the Adopt-A-School Program as even more critical than ever before and we look forward to continuing our support."
Brooks says that the District looks forward to the 2012-2013 school year and helping as many teachers and students as possible. For information or to participate contact Denise Daugherty at
September 2012