Florida education news: Class size, homework, school breakfast and more
MAKING IT: Hillsborough schools superintendent MaryEllen Elia vows to fully comply with the class size amendment. • Sarasota schools work to meet the mandate within a week of the start of school, the Herald-Tribune reports. (Times photo, Willie J. Allen Jr.)
SCHEDULE CHANGES: Hernando students return to school with new start times.
NURSES NEEDED: The job of school nurse grows even as Florida schools are less able to afford them, the Miami Herald reports.
FIRED: Manatee schools dismiss a science teacher for improper discipline of students, the Bradenton Herald reports.
UNHAPPY: Palm Beach teachers talk of rejecting a contract offer that includes $500 bonuses but no raises, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
DO YOUR HOMEWORK: Collier schools set new rules for grading middle school homework, the Naples Daily News reports.
THE MOST IMPORTANT MEAL: Lee schools begin offering free breakfast to all students regardless of income, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
PAY YOUR OWN WAY: The Lake School Board no longer will pay for employees to stay in Central Florida hotels for conferences, the Orlando Sentinel reports.