Florida education news: School attendance, university tuition, food allergies and more
WHEN FOOD CAN KILL: A Palm Harbor family accuses the Pinellas school district of not doing enough to protect its son from exposure to the many foods he's severely allergic to. (Image from dropyourallergies.com)
AVOIDING LAYOFFS: Martin's superintendent says she can balance the budget without getting rid of employees, the Stuart News reports.
STIMULATING THE SENSES: A Broward elementary school introduces a sensory room to calm anxious special needs students and prompt nonresponsive ones, the Miami Herald reports.
COPING: South Florida schools try not to let the recession tap their morale or their success. But it's not easy, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
STILL CHEAP: Even with 15 percent increases, Florida's university tuition remains among the lowest in the country, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
COME, OR ELSE: Collier leaders prepare to tighten their attendance policies, the Naples Daily News reports.
FEW AND FAR BETWEEN: Florida Gulf Coast University fails to attract qualified applicants for open professorships, as potential hopefuls worry about how long they'd have a job, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
PRAYER AND PROTEST: Some Santa Rosa high school students and parents continue to push against the district's ban on prayer at graduation and other events, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.
WHAT TO DO WITH THAT MONEY? Marion board members can't agree on how to spend their cell phone tower lease revenue, the Ocala Star-Banner reports. (They're not talking about ending towers, though.)