Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Florida education news: Free meals, dual enrollment, construction costs and more

FREE MEALS: All Hernando County school students will have access to free breakfast and lunch at school through 2022, because of the impact of Hurricane Irma. • Students at all Polk County schools will receive free meals in the next school year, the Ledger reports.

DUAL ENROLLMENT: The Pasco County school district seeks to grow participation in dual enrollment courses, while also decreasing the expenses.

MENDING FENCES: Hernando County's new interim superintendent endeavors to repair relations in a district that has been divided.

CONSTRUCTION COSTS: Pasco County district finance officials raise concerns that revenue for maintenance and construction projects won't meet need. • The Volusia County School Board reverses course and decides not to borrow money for new construction projects, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

LEADERSHIP: The Marion County school district sees several administrative changes, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

SECURITY: Brevard County's sheriff says there's no way the district's new security guards will be in place by the first day of classes, Florida Today reports. • A Palm Beach County school officer who lives on campus will lose his home because of campus improvements, the Palm Beach Post reports. • The Miami-Dade County school district swears in a new class of school officers, WLRN reports.

TURNAROUNDS: A management firm explains its improvement plans for two low-scoring Duval County schools, WJCT reports.

CHARTER SCHOOLS: A construction executive anticipates Florida's new charter school rules could impact the state's commercial real estate market, Commercial Property Executive reports.

WATER CHECK: Thirteen Brevard County schools will have their drinking water supply tested for traces of firefighting chemicals, Space Coast Daily reports.

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Pasco residents call for changes to school district policies on transgender students, club participation

Pasco residents call for changes to school district policies on transgender students, club participation

The conservative Liberty Counsel, based in Orlando, has helped families keep the heat on the district.
Updated: 25 minutes ago
Pasco School Board reorganizes with newest member

Pasco School Board reorganizes with newest member

Megan Harding resigned her teaching post after decisively claiming the District 5 seat.
Updated: 2 hours ago
Florida education news: College recruiting, dress code, leadership and more

Florida education news: College recruiting, dress code, leadership and more

A roundup of stories from around the state.
Updated: 8 hours ago
Florida education news: Employee pay, charter schools, safety checks and more

Florida education news: Employee pay, charter schools, safety checks and more

A roundup of stories from around the state.
Published: 11/19/18
Pinellas School Board approves raises for administrators, support staff

Pinellas School Board approves raises for administrators, support staff

Administrators and support staff in Pinellas County schools will get a boost in salary and benefits just in time for the holidays, following a recent, unanimous vote by the School Board.Months of negotiations between the district and two employe...
Published: 11/19/18
ICYMI: Florida education news in review, week of Nov. 12, 2018

ICYMI: Florida education news in review, week of Nov. 12, 2018

Across Florida, local voters have agreed time and again to tax themselves more as a way to support school needs. Yet they live in a state where lawmakers keep pushing for lower taxes. How will this apparent discrepancy play out? Read on for that and ...
Published: 11/17/18
Negotiations yield little agreement on Pasco teacher  contracts

Negotiations yield little agreement on Pasco teacher contracts

The sides remain millions apart in salary talks.
Published: 11/16/18
Greco Middle School, three others in Hillsborough get new principals

Greco Middle School, three others in Hillsborough get new principals

TAMPA – In between speeches about Lee Elementary School and the debate to rename Lee, the Hillsborough County School Board on Thursday also approved 17 administrative assignments that included new leaders at four schools.Andrew Olson is being t...
Published: 11/16/18
Florida education news: School names, teacher pay, mental health services and more

Florida education news: School names, teacher pay, mental health services and more

A roundup of stories from around the state.
Published: 11/16/18
Pasco School Board member-elect Harding removes hurdle to taking oath of office

Pasco School Board member-elect Harding removes hurdle to taking oath of office

State law forbids district employees from serving on the board.
Published: 11/15/18