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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: School budget cuts, teacher evaluations, high school graduations and more



imgres.jpegBIG HIT: Pinellas school district leaders discuss major budget cuts including layoffs, furloughs and the elimination of courtesy busing.

NEW EVALUATIONS: Hillsborough School Board members prepare to hear from a lot of teachers as they receive their first evaluations under a new assessment system. 

PAY UP: Bank of America calls in the Academy at the Lake's full construction loan.

UNSAFE? A former Deltona Elementary aide accuses the school's principal of creating an unsafe work environment.

STILL VACANT: Candidates continue to apply for an open Hernando School Board seat. 

TOP OF THE CLASS: Valedictorian and salutatorian for Sunlake High School 

RECRUITING: The Palm Beach school district looks to hire more teachers to meet class size requirements for next year, the Palm Beach Post reports.

NO VOTE: The Duval School Board still can't decide how to make changes at its "intervene" schools, the Florida Times-Union reports.

GRADUATION CHANGES: Broward officials consider cutting back on high school graduations amid budget cuts, the Miami Herald reports.

TIGHT SQUEEZE: Collier parents complain about crowding on school buses, the Naples Daily News reports.

NEW POWERS: The Lee School Board contemplates giving its new superintendent the authority to suspend employees without pay and benefits, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

PRIORITIES: Duval's superintendent offers his suggestions for budget cutting, and doesn't include sports in the mix, the Florida Times-Union reports. • Indian River officials look for ways to cut spending without layoffs, the Vero Beach Press-Journal reports. • Orange schools rely on a local property tax to offset some other revenue shortfalls, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 6:10am]


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