Florida education news: fundamental schools, flu shots, sex education and more
REOPENED: The former Jordan Park Elementary in Pinellas reopens as a Head Start center after a major renovation. (Times photo, Cherie Diez)
MORE FUNDAMENTALS, PLEASE: A group of Pinellas parents pleads for additional fundamental schools.
FLU SHOTS: Hillsborough schools expect to be the first in the Tampa area to have swine flu shots available for students.
A PLACE TO SUCCEED: A new charter school offers Miami children with autism a new option for educational success, the Miami Herald reports.
SEX ED: Some Democrats are pushing for a more comprehensive sex education program in Florida's schools, the Jacksonville Observer reports.
LABOR NEWS: Brevard school employees dress in black to protest changes to their insurance plan, Florida Today reports. • The Seminole board approves pay raises for teachers, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
SLIM CHANCES: Eight groups have applied to open charter schools in Manatee, and none is likely to win approval, the Bradenton Herald reports.
OUTSIDE REVIEW: Broward proposes creating an oversight committee to review the way the district does business in the aftermath of suspended board member Beverly Gallagher's arrest on corruption charges, the Miami Herald reports.• Broward board member Stephanie Kraft announces her husband will stop working for a prominent lobbyist caught up in the investigations, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
YOU'RE REHIRED: St. Lucie's board allows superintendent Mike Lannon to retire for a month in order to cash in some benefits and then return to the job, the Port St. Lucie Tribune reports.
DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT HISTORY: Volusia gets a grant to provide teachers more training about U.S. history, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
THEY REALLY LIKE HIM: St. Johns extends superintendent Joe Joyner's contract by eight years, the St. Augustine Record reports.