Florida education news: Back to school, fundamental schools, class size and more
NO LIGHT: Pasco school officials are urging caution for parents driving to new Odessa Elementary because they couldn't get a traffic light to control the major intersection to the campus. (Times photo, Brendan Fitterer)
COURTING THE VOTE: Pinellas School Board candidates focus on fundamental schools, and the getting the votes of people who want them.
WHAT TO CUT? Pinellas considers reducing overtime and substitute use as part of its budget cuts.
BACK TO SCHOOL: Visit our special back-to-school page on tampabay.com for all sorts of school info from Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas.
GROWING STRONG: Full Sail University in Orlando rises from humble beginnings to an economic powerhouse, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
A LITTLE SUPPORT: The Brevard Education Foundation distributes supplies — plus a trip to the zoo — to needing students, Florida Today reports.
LAST-MINUTE SCRAMBLE: Okaloosa teachers get ready to begin classes on Aug. 5, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.
LEARN FROM SPILL: Since they can't make it go away, Okaloosa schools prepare a curriculum involving information about the Gulf oil spill, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.
NO CHANGES: Bay high schools send a letter to parents explaining that class size rules will make it near impossible for students to change their class schedules, the Panama City News Herald reports.