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Florida education news: Four-day school week, student uniforms, smoking ban and more



school_bus_save_1171384e.jpegCUTTING 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.

[Last modified: Monday, January 16, 2012 6:46am]


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