Florida education news: Ethics, scholarships, bears and more
NOTHING VITAL: An investigation reveals that no critical documents were shredded during a lawsuit involving Hernando Nature Coast Technical High.
BOUNDARY TIME: Pasco seeks parent input as it prepares to rezone thousands of students.
THEY STAY: Pinellas maintains funding for a program that has foster "grandparents" help low-performing students.
IT'S A DEAL: Pasco reaches a tentative contract agreement giving employees supplements but no raises.
BROWARD ETHICS: Broward board member Bob Parks helped a construction friend get his foot in the door with the district despite warnings, the Sun-Sentinel reports. Board member Stephanie Kraft faces a state ethics investigation over her relationship with a developer, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
CAN'T THEY ALL JUST GET ALONG? Lee board members talk about how they might have a more civil working relationship, the Naples Daily News reports.
BEARS WELCOME: Okaloosa schools don't close just because a bear happens to visit campus, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.
SAVE BRIGHT FUTURES: Some UCF students lobby lawmakers to preserve Florida's premier academic scholarship program, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
LABOR NEWS: Santa Rosa continues its special hearing to try to get past its impasse in contract talks, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.
Visit the Gradebook at noon for an interview with St. Petersburg mayor Rick Baker, who talks about his scholarship program.