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Florida education news: School repairs, school choice, courtesy bus rides and more



lolhs.jpegTIME FOR REPAIRS: Pasco school officials begin discussing whether to renovate or replace their aging Kelley-designed schools.  (Photo from

ONE MORE TRY: Hernando superintendent Bryan Blavatt makes a third attempt to win approval of an administrative reorganization. • Blavatt eliminates the position of a controversial assistant principal, whose contract will not be renewed.

CAMPUS CHANGES: Plans to partner Melrose Elementary and the University of Florida are back on track. • Azalea Middle prepares to go fundamental for 2011-12.

LABOR NEWS: USF faculty and staff might get 3 percent bonuses.

FIND YOUR OWN WAY: Hernando parents must do more to get their kids to school safely as the district eliminates courtesy bus rides, the Times editorializes.

SHUTTING DOWN? A financially troubled charter school faces closure by the Brevard School Board, Florida Today reports.

GOING UP: The Palm Beach school district will use stacked portable classrooms to expand one of its middle schools, the Palm Beach Post reports.

MORE CHOICES: Volusia parents look forward to the opening of three new charter schools, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

CAN'T KEEP UP: Lake schools struggle to cover maintenance needs as revenue shrinks, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

Visit the Gradebook at noon for an interview with newly appointed Florida education commissioner Gerard Robinson.

[Last modified: Tuesday, June 28, 2011 1:12pm]


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