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Florida education news: Furloughs, school taxes, sex education and more



negotiation.jpgLOCAL LABOR NEWS: Those "inevitable" furloughs for Pinellas teachers disappeared in negotiations Monday. • Hillsborough teachers are likely to see their health benefit costs rise.

SEX ED: Flagler schools and community groups aim to move sex education away from abstinence only and make the lessons more real, reports.

BUILDING LESSONS: Fledgling architects learn tools of the trade at a specialty Miami-Dade summer camp, the Miami Herald reports.

OUTTA HERE: The student body president at Florida Gulf Coast University resigns his post amid pot smoking allegations, the Naples Daily News reports.

ANOTHER LOOK: The Indian River School Board will review an investigation that prompted the superintendent to transfer the district's HR director, the Vero Beach Press-Journal reports.

CRITICAL NEEDS: The Manatee School Board approves a .25 mill property tax increase for operating needs, but tries to offset the amount with a reduction to its capital projects tax rate, the Herald-Tribune reports.

JOB CUTS: Volusia schools eliminate 314 positions this year to reduce district spending, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, July 27, 2010 6:41am]


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