Florida education news: Senior pranks, school vouchers, teacher tenure and more
THAT'S A WRAP: About a dozen Plant High School seniors are caught trying to wrap their school in plastic and dead fish.
SEEKING GUIDANCE: Florida State University officials turn to faculty members for advice on how to avoid another situation like the one involving the Koch Foundation and its control of an endowed professorship.
MAKE YOUR OWN CHOICES: Hillsborough superintendent MaryEllen Elia tells students to make decisions based on what's important to them.
LABOR NEWS: Clay teachers will vote on a contract that would give them step increases but no raises, Clay Today reports. • The Broward teachers union organizes a protest against planned budget cuts, the Miami Herald reports. • Okaloosa school custodians cut a deal to keep their jobs from being outsourced, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.
VOUCHER SUPPORT: Out-of-state donors send cash to Florida Democratic lawmakers to urge their backing of school voucher programs, the Florida Times-Union reports.
BUDGET CUTS: Manatee officials propose furloughs, layoffs and other moves to reduce per-student spending to the lowest the district has seen in nearly a decade, the Bradenton Herald reports.
NO MORE TENURE: The Manatee School Board strips a teacher of tenure over inappropriate language on a Facebook page that students could access, the Bradenton Herald reports.
GREAT EXAMPLES: A Lee County principal is injured in a golf course fight with a former bus driver, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.