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Florida education news: President searches, parent protests, improper e-mails and more



Tbd_kuttler120209_96726c ONE LAST THING: Retiring St. Petersburg College president Carl Kuttler asks for $684,000 in unused sick and vacation time before he leaves. Trustees have put off a decision. Meanwhile, 25 hopefuls put in applications for the top job.

SPEAKING OF PRESIDENT SEARCHES: Florida State trustees narrowed the field of candidates to replace T.K. Wetherell.

TOUGH TIMES: Rising unemployment means increased unemployment claims for the Pasco school district, which didn't budget enough.

TOP OF THE CLASS: St. Petersburg High works to preserve years of Green Devil memorabilia'Lemonade War' sparks Seven Springs battle for charitySpring Hill Christian chooses serve-a-thon over spell-a-thonBishop Larkin Catholic students learn hard lessons of American history 

KEEP IT NEUTRAL: A veteran Palm Beach teacher faces suspension for using her district e-mail account to send political messages to colleagues, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

ALL DONE: His department facing federal scrutiny, the head of construction for Broward schools calls it quits, the Miami Herald reports.

'SOUTH PARK' MADE ME DO IT: The Collier kids who got in trouble for their "Kick a Jew Day" shenanigans say they got the idea from the off-color Comedy Central show, the Naples Daily News reports.

LEAVE US BE: Hundreds of Brevard parents protest proposed new attendance zones, Florida Today reports.

HAND SLAP: A Polk teacher gets a written reprimand for putting a kindergartner on the wrong bus twice, the Lakeland Ledger reports.

TALK TO US: Under siege for its academic programs, Palm Beach's administration agrees to talk with parents who fought the changes, the Palm Beach Post reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:43am]


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