Florida education news: Contract negotiations, boarding school, dress code and more
FEELING CONFIDENT: Despite pointed discussions about money, Hillsborough teachers union leaders expect to reach a contract agreement with the district quickly.
DISCRIMINATION COMPLAINT: A demoted Hernando principal who is African-American files a federal discrimination complaint against the district superintendent.
BOARDING SCHOOL: Gov. Rick Scott signs a law creating a new statewide boarding school for at-risk youth, the News Service of Florida reports.
OVERSIGHT DEAL: The Duval School Board narrowly approves an agreement to have an outside consultant oversee management of four struggling schools, the Florida Times-Union reports. The Times-Union criticizes the secrecy with which the advisory partnership operates.
TRY AGAIN: The Manatee School Board sends its administration back to the drawing board for different budget cutting options, the Bradenton Herald reports.
COLLEGE DISPUTE: The Edison State College trustees tell faculty members they will only accept complaints in writing going forward, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
LESS SKIN ALLOWED: Volusia approves a new school dress code, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
MORE FOR LESS: Florida students have to fill out extra paperwork for Bright Futures scholarships, the Gainesville Sun reports.