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Florida education news: College presidents, school start times, budget cuts and more

Presfinal1TOP CHOICE: Hillsborough Community College trustees pick Kenneth Atwater, president of South Mountain Community College in Arizona, to be HCC's new president.

NO LAYOFFS: Hillsborough school officials say they plan to cut expenses without cutting people.

START TIME SHIFTS: The Hernando School Board considers changing school starting times to save nearly $500,000.

RX FOR A VETO? Gov. Crist signals he might veto appropriations for a new University of South Florida pharmacy school, the Lakeland Ledger reports.

WHAT'S IN THAT BOTTLE? A Manatee school bus driver faces dismissal for doing nothing as some girls on her bus imbibed a half-gallon bottle of gin, the Bradenton Herald reports. 

GETTING ANTSY: Florida students and educators are growing uncomfortable with the lateness of this year's FCAT results for seniors and third graders, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

BUDGET STANDOFF: Martin School Board members and the superintendent face off over budget cuts and the need to raise local taxes, the Stuart News reports.

CHANGE OF VENUE: The former head of adult education in Monroe schools seeks a new location for her fraud trial, the Keynoter reports.

PRESIDENT SEARCH: Tallahassee Community College hires a consultant to help find a replacement for Bill Law, who resigned to take over St. Petersburg College, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 11:02am]


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