Florida education news: Four-day school week, student uniforms, smoking ban and more
CUTTING COSTS: Palm Beach officials consider outsourcing school bus service to reduce expenses, the Palm Beach Post reports. (Palm Beach Post photo)
MAJOR PROBLEMS: A UF psychiatrist writes in the Ocala Star-Banner that the four-day school week has too many negatives.
WHAT TO WEAR? The Flagler School Board will consider requiring a district-wide student uniform that's not as strict as private schools, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports. • Polk officials look into high school student uniforms, the Ledger reports.
ON HOLD: North Florida school districts delay school construction projects as money dwindles away, the Florida Times-Union reports.
FIRABLE OFFENSE? The Broward School Board considers whether to dismiss a teacher who did nothing while her husband beat their daughter, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
FAMU INVESTIGATION: More Florida A&M students step forward to allege harassment at the school, the AP reports.
PUT IT OUT: Seminole schools prepare to ban smoking at all district property, the Orlando Sentinel reports.