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Florida education news: School traffic, student discipline, swine flu plans and more



Npnschool082809b_82648c 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.

GOING OVERBOARD? Other Florida universities are not following USF's lead in preparing to move online in the event of a swine flu outbreak. More from the Palm Beach Post.

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.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:33am]


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