Florida education news: School safety, Rick Scott's plans, SB 736 and more
COPS AND GUNS: Hillsborough superintendent MaryEllen Elia defends her school officers plan amid criticism she's trying to move too fast. • The Cape Coral City Council approves paying for officers in the city's four charter schools, the Fort Myers News-Press reports. • The Okaloosa School Board approves $500,000 to keep officers in every elementary school, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports. • Lake School Board members oppose arming teachers, the Orlando Sentinel reports. • State officials look for ways to fund improvements to school security, the Ocala Star-Banner reports. (Times photo, Daniel Wallace)
UNIMPRESSED: Florida teachers want more details about Gov. Rick Scott's education plans, columnist Steve Bousquet reports.
MERIT PAY: The state and the FEA prepare to go to court Wednesday over Senate Bill 736, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.
PLEASE LEAVE: The Manatee School Board seeks an early retirement of its attorney, the Herald-Tribune reports.
BAD WORK: A forensic audit blames incompentency for budget errors that led to the former superintendent's departure, the Bradenton Herald reports.
IN AND OUT: A Citrus County School Board member who ousted an incumbent resigns after two months on the job, the Citrus County Chronicle reports.
GETTING CLOSER: Seminole officials move toward a rezoning plan for elementary schools, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
SETTLING DOWN: The chaos of reorganization in Leon schools begins to settle down, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.