Florida education news: School traffic, student discipline, swine flu plans and more
TRAFFIC WOES: Clearwater Fundamental Middle, which has no buses, works out the kinks of pick-up time. • Lutz-Lake Fern Road gets swamped with traffic with three schools, including a new high school, on a section that's still under construction. (Times photo, Douglas R. Clifford)
GETTING TOUGH: The new leadership at Gibbs High in Pinellas lays down new, strict discipline policies.
HE'S OUTTA HERE: Hernando dumps superintendent Wayne Alexander in hopes of finding a leader who wants to stay around.
NEED A JOB? Manatee schools still have about 100 positions open, the Bradenton Herald reports.
SCHOLARSHIP STRUGGLES: Some area college students find it tough to find enough cash to remain in school, the Bradenton Herald reports.
NO NEED TO ROAM: Duval cuts its travel budget by one-third and looks to find more ways to slash costs, the Florida Times-Union reports.
MOM SUES: The mother of a St. Lucie boy who was voted out of his kindergarten class last year has sued the district's teachers union in federal court, the Stuart News reports.
LABOR NEWS: Tallahassee Community College avoids employee furloughs as it sees record enrollment, the Tallahassee Democrat reports. • UF plans to hire 100 new faculty using federal stimulus funds, the Gainesville Sun reports.