Florida education news: School accreditation, budget shortfalls, impact fees and more
SWITCH FOR CRIST: Some Florida teachers say they'll repay Gov. Charlie Crist's SB 6 veto by shifting to his political camp. (Times photo, Stephen J. Coddington)
THAT'S REAL CASH: Select University of South Florida business students are given $80,000 to invest and actively manage.
NO FLAWS: A review team recommends the Hillsborough school district for full accreditation.
NOW IN CHARGE: Notre Dame Catholic School in Spring Hill gets a new principal.
TOP OF THE CLASS: Mitchell High School valedictorian and salutatorian • Poetry cafe serves up self-expression at Parrott Middle • West Hernando Middle gets a chance to brag on television • Young earthlings learn all about green living
HIRE ME: Students preparing to graduate from FAMU hit the job market, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.
STILL SHORT: Marion schools will face a budget shortfall despite a slight increase in per-student funding, the Ocala Star-Banner reports. • Palm Beach school officials consider pay cuts to stave off an $83 million shortfall, the Sun-Sentinel reports. More from the Palm Beach Post. • Broward parents protest to save programs and jobs as the district deals with a $130 million budget gap, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
DOUBLE IT: Polk officials discuss doubling the county's school impact fee, the Winter Haven News Chief reports.
DISTRICT COPS: Duval sets up its own team of resource officers as the cost to pay sheriff's deputies grows too steep, the Florida Times-Union reports.
NO GO: The Florida Legislature doesn't move on a constitutional amendment that could have made it easier to give state-funded vouchers to religious schools, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.
LABOR NEWS: Retroactive raises for Polk teachers are about to take effect, the Lakeland Ledger reports.