Florida education news: New PHCC campus, school bus accidents, gifted education and more
ON THE RISE: Pasco-Hernando Community College makes progress on a new $46 million campus in Spring Hill. The college is making great strides to help residents, columnist C.T. Bowen writes. (Times photo, Will Vragovic)
LAWSUIT: Several education and local government agencies sue the Florida legislature over impact fee rules.
BIG YELLOW TARGETS: School bus accidents spike in Lee, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
PAY UP: The IRS tells parents who send children to financially strapped Bradenton Prep to send their tuition payments directly to the IRS, the Bradenton Herald reports.
INDEPENDENT COUNSEL: The Collier School Board considers whether to hire a lawyer with ties to the superintendent's lawyer, the Naples Daily News reports.
DISAPPOINTED: Volusia parents and teachers aren't pleased with the Florida Legislature's plan to reconsider the 2002 class size amendment, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
SEAMLESS TRANSITION: An elementary school and a middle school in Polk plan to merge their gifted programs to serve students who have been heading to private programs, the Lakeland Ledger reports.
ABOUT THE SUPERINTENDENT: A Tallahassee law firm suggests that the Monroe superintendent's post is not vacant under law, the Keynoter reports. Other groups also are entering the dispute, the Keynoter reports.