Florida education news: Cell phone towers, teacher contracts, four-day school week and more
CELL TOWER DEBATE: The Hillsborough School Board will decide whether to continue leasing property to a cell phone tower company, a practice that has led to protests. (Times file photo)
MORE OPEN: St. Petersburg College amends its diversity policy to include sexual orientation and gender identity.
NO TENURE FOR SOME: A bill headed to Gov. Rick Scott's desk would deny a continuing contract to thousands of teachers currently in Florida schools, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
BUDGET CUTTING: The Lake school district considers a four-day school week to save about $5 million, the Orlando Sentinel reports. • Layoffs and reduced elective offerings are among the likely scenarios for Broward schools as the board looks to cut about $81 million in spending, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
LACK OF DIVERSITY: Edison State College's loses minority staff even as the student body diversifies, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
NO MISCONDUCT: An audit shows that former Palm Beach superintendent Art Johnson did not falsify documents to cover for a moonlighting top staffer, the Palm Beach Post reports.
DECENTRALIZING: The Monroe School Board considers a return to more school-based decision making, the Keynoter reports.