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Florida education news: Contract negotiations, boarding school, dress code and more



imgres.jpegFEELING 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.

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 6:59am]


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