Florida education news: class size, school taxes, substitute teachers and more
NO ROOM: Hillsborough school officials say they might have to turn kids away from neighborhood schools to meet class size requirements.
MORE TAXES: The Pasco School Board prepares to increase the local property tax rate to cover an anticipated budget shortfall.
GET ME OUTTA HERE: Hundreds of Pinellas teachers request transfers out of their schools.
"BIG ERROR": Hillsborough School Board member Jennifer Faliero forgets to list $53,000 in debt on her financial disclosure form.
FIGHT THE PENALTIES: Collier considers joining other school districts in suing the state over new penalties for failure to meet the class size amendment laws, ABC-7 reports. • Broward joins the suit, too, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
TOO MUCH HELP: A Manatee first-grade teacher is accused of giving her students answers on a standardized test, the Bradenton Herald reports.
MORE CUTTING: Brevard school leaders say the district needs to cut $600,000 more than expected, Florida Today reports.
JUST HIRE SUBS: Flagler plans to use substitute teachers as a key plank in its plan to deal with class size rules, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
DISMISSED: A court tosses a parent's lawsuit alleging that the Marion school district bullied her, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.