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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: School board salaries, high school sports, digital textbooks and more



imgres.jpegVOLUNTEER WORK: A Florida Senate committee proposes cutting school board members' pay to $100 per meeting. 

PREPAID STAYS: An effort to suspend Florida's prepaid college tuition program dies for lack of support.

CUTTING FEES: The Pasco County Commission leans toward slashing school impact fees over the objections of the School Board.

HIGHER ORDER: The questions on this year's FCAT exams will be harder than in past years, the Gainesville Sun reports.

HEALTH BENEFITS: The Manatee School Board looks into opening a district health clinic for employees, the Bradenton Herald reports.

WHO'S NEXT? The Broward School Board launches its new superintendent search, the Miami Herald reports.

NO CONFIDENCE: The Edison State College faculty plans a vote of confidence in the school's leadership, the Naples Daily News reports. More from the Fort Myers News-Press.

BUDGET CONCERNS: Hundreds of Duval residents show up to speak their mind on proposed cuts to athletics and other extracurriculars, the Florida Times-Union reports.

DIGITAL TEXTBOOKS: Florida school districts try to temper legislative proposals to require a move to computerized instructional materials within five years, the News Service of Florida reports.

COUNTING HEADS: Polk elementary schools will require preregistration for next year to help them better prepare for class-size requirements, the Lakeland Ledger reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, April 5, 2011 6:02am]


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