Florida education news: Election results, school taxes, student records and more
PRIMARY DAY: Challenger Kurt Browning wins big in Pasco superintendent race. • PTA mom Cindy Stuart ousts longtime Hillsborough School Board member Jack Lamb, while incumbents Doretha Edgecomb and Susan Valdes win reelection and Carol Kurdell heads to a runoff. • Joanne Hurley cruises to reelection on the Pasco School Board. • Pinellas School Board races head to runoffs. • Matt Foreman wins a full term on the Hernando School Board; another race goes to a runoff. (Times photo, Carolina Hidalgo)
EARLY START: Rampello Downtown Partnership School begins classes a week early because of the coming Republican National Convention.
GONE: The principal of Manatee Southeast High resigns after an undisclosed two-month investigation, the Bradenton Herald reports.
RIGHT TRACK: Interim Edison State College president Dudley Goodlette moved the school away from controversy during his short tenure, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
FINANCIAL SUPPORT: Indian River voters approve a new local property tax to bolster the school district's budget, the Vero Beach Press-Journal reports. • Flagler voters agree to extend a local sales tax for school capital projects, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports. • Marion voters reject two proposed school taxes, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.
PUBLIC RECORD: Brevard School Board members discuss changing rules on the release of student directory information, Florida Today reports.
UPGRADES: The Diocese of Palm Beach invests in new technology for its school system, the Palm Beach Post reports.
CERTIFIED: Students at four Polk middle schools will be able to earn Microsoft certification through a new state program, the Ledger reports.