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Florida education news: Class size fines, school bus ads, synthetic marijuana and more

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imgres.jpegCLASS SIZE FINES: The Pasco school district faces a $4 million penalty for failing to comply with the 2002 class size amendment. Broward and Miami-Dade were the top offenders, the Miami Herald reports. (Times file photo)

COLLEGE COSTS HOW MUCH? The Hillsborough school district offers financial aid workshops for families. 

LET HER LEAD: The Florida Board of Governors should follow USF president Judy Genshaft's example rather than acting like micromanagers in matters USF Polytechnic, the Times editorializes. 

EVERY PENNY HELPS: Florida lawmakers consider allowing school districts to sell ads on the outside of buses to raise revenue, the AP reports.

LAST WINTER BREAK? Schools might have to call it Christmas vacation if a lawmaker has his way, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

GETTING HIGH: Synthetic marijuana use is on the rise in Santa Rosa schools, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

STICKER SHOCK: The Martin School Board calls for a review of its contracting procedures after it gets a higher-than-expected legal bill, the Stuart News reports.

[Last modified: Saturday, December 24, 2011 7:08am]

    

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