Florida education news: School security, campus arrests, portable classrooms and more
PEACE OF MIND: Hillsborough parents say they're reassured to see armed deputies patrolling their children's elementary schools. • The Lee School Board prepares to discuss security plans and concerns, the Fort Myers News-Press reports. • SWAT teams will pore over Manatee school campuses to check for security breaches, the Bradenton Herald reports. • Polk elementary schools will see increased police patrols, the Ledger reports. • A Lake School Board member calls for the district to provide guns for teachers and principals, the Orlando Sentinel reports. (Times photo, Skip O'Rourke)
GONE: A Pinellas teacher resigns after his arrest on 10 charges of possessing child pornography.
OUTDATED: AEI education scholar Rick Hess tells a Collier County audience that the U.S. system of education is old and requires modernization, the Naples Daily News reports.
DELINQUENCY DOWN: The number of arrests on Florida school campuses declines by almost half in a decade, the News Service of Florida reports.
SCHOOL SHIFT: Citrus County prepares for its first major attendance zone redrawing in six years, the Citrus County Chronicle reports.
DISAPPEARING: Volusia and Flagler schools slowly eliminate portable classrooms, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.