Florida education news: School lunches, prom dates, school uniforms and more
WHAT'S FOR LUNCH? The Florida Department of Agriculture will decide the standards if a bill moving through the Legislature continues unabated. (Times file photo)
STILL TRYING: Florida lawmakers continue efforts to relax voter-approved class size reduction rules.
PROM PROBLEM: A Wiregrass Ranch High School senior is told his girlfriend can't be his prom date.
'NOBODY HAS BEEN IMMUNE': The Florida Senate releases a stripped down state budget for 2011-12. • Miami-Dade teachers stage a "walk-in" to protest pending education budget cuts, the Miami Herald reports. • Bay school district officials say they're examinine all options for cutting, the Panama City News Herald reports.
TOP OF THE CLASS: Pasco high school jazz ensembles excel in state contests
STANDARD BEARER: Former Florida governor Jeb Bush leads the way for conservative education reformers across the country, the Washington Post reports.
COMMITMENT TO ETHICS: The Broward School Board submits its formal response to a grand jury's criticisms, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
SUPERINTENDENT NEWS: Collier's dismissed superintendent applies for the same job in neighboring Lee County, the Naples Daily News reports. • Lee's interim superintendent takes a temporary leave, the Naples Daily News reports. • Palm Beach leaders consider adding more area superintendents to the district's chain of command, the Palm Beach Post reports.
WHAT TO WEAR: Volusia and Flagler school officials consider adopting district-wide uniform policies, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
SCHOOL USE: The Polk school system gets tough on its policies for outside groups that want to use school buildings, the Lakeland Ledger reports.