Florida education news: Magnet schools, impact fees, head lice and more
EMPTY SEATS: Some new Pinellas school magnet programs get a lukewarm response during school choice application.
GOING UP: Pasco's summertime PLACE program looks to increase its weekly fee.
BUDGET BATTLES: Florida lawmakers can't agree on higher education funding.
BE HONEST: Pasco County Commissioners must admit that cutting school impact fees would negatively affect the public school system, the Times editorializes.
BIG WEEK: Florida schools have a lot riding on their students' FCAT results, the Gainesville Sun reports.
FOUR DAYS: Marion school officials ponder moving to a four-day school week to save money, MyFoxOrlando.com reports.
SUPERINTENDENT SEARCHES: The Collier School Board chooses four finalists for superintendent, but faces criticism over the way it picked them, the Naples Daily News reports. • The Lee School Board selects five finalists for its superintendent post, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
NO NITS: School nurses urge the Lee school district to revise its policy on head lice, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
BOARD BULLY? An Osceola School Board member is under investigation on allegations she bullied a school teacher and principal to change her daughter's grade, WFTV.com reports.
CLINIC CANCELED: Manatee kills a proposed in-house health clinic under pressure from tea party activists, the Herald-Tribune reports.
NO NEW TAXES: St. Lucie officials won't move on a proposal to set a new tax to pay for school resource officers, the Port St. Lucie Tribune reports.