Florida education news: Barack Obama wins, Amendments 3 and 8 fall, and more
WHO WON? Obama for president. • Amendments 3 and 8 fall short. • Carol Kurdell returns to Hillsborough School Board. • Pinellas School Board incumbent Janet Clark and challenger Rene Flowers win. • The Penny for Pasco sails to easy renewal.
SELECTION TEAM: A committee to help choose a new Hernando superintendent nears completion.
NOT INTERESTED: A Pasco school district investigation reveals several allegations that former Zephyrhills High principal Steve Van Gorden sexually harassed employees. Now he should resign as Zephyrhills mayor, the Times editorializes.
WORK OUT: Wesley Chapel Elementary School gains national recognition for its employee fitness program.
LET IT RIDE: The Florida Board of Education decides not to appeal a ruling that barred the state from charging out-of-state tuition to the children of illegal immigrant residents, the AP reports.
REPRIEVE: A struggling Alachua charter school wins a waiver to remain open despite two F grades from the state, the Gainesville Sun reports. An Escambia charter school wins a similar waiver, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.
BIG FIX: Miami-Dade voters approve a $1.2 billion bond referendum to repair a crumbling school district infrastructure, the Miami Herald reports.
COLLEGE PLANS: An advisory committee calls for tuition flexibility and added accountability for Florida's higher education system, the AP reports.
LEGAL VICTORY: The former administrator of an Aventura charter school wins her lawsuit claiming the city fired her without cause, the Miami Herald reports.