Florida education news: Constitution revision, special session, ‘bracott’ and more

Brecht Heuchan, a Tallahassee political activist, explains the groupings of proposed constitutional amendments to colleagues on the Florida Constitution Revision Commission on April 16, 2018. [The Florida Channel]
Brecht Heuchan, a Tallahassee political activist, explains the groupings of proposed constitutional amendments to colleagues on the Florida Constitution Revision Commission on April 16, 2018. [The Florida Channel]
Published April 17

ON THE BALLOT: Despite calls for more clarity, the Florida Constitution Revision Commission places one education-related question featuring three different ideas — school board term limits, civic literacy and local school control — on the November ballot. An effort to unbundle the package failed. More from News Service of Florida, Miami Herald.

ANOTHER TRY: Florida school superintendents encourage the Legislature to reconsider education funding if it reconvenes in special session for gambling. • St. Johns County school district officials say they are "handcuffed" by the current budget, the St. Augustine Record reports.

'BRACOTT': Some Manatee County students protest their school district's treatment of a girl who went to school without wearing a bra, the Bradenton Herald reports.

SCHOOL THREATS: A Brevard County teen is arrested on felony charges over a hoax threat of school violence made over social media, Florida Today reports.

WHAT'S IN A NAME? A revamped Orange County elementary school will be named after Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

SURVEY SAYS: The Sarasota County school district launches a climate survey, the Herald-Tribune reports.

EARLY EDUCATION: The St. Johns County school district gears up to expand its prekindergarten program, the St. Augustine Record reports.

EMERGENCY OPERATIONS: The Alachua County Commission rejects the School Board's request to harden the new fairgrounds as a hurricane shelter, WUFT reports.

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