Florida education news: President searches, parent protests, improper e-mails and more
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 charity • Spring Hill Christian chooses serve-a-thon over spell-a-thon • Bishop 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.