Florida education news: Student assignment, School Board salaries, Facebook friends and more
ON THE MARCH: Pasco high school marching bands fight the sweltering heat to prepare for their first performances. (Times photo, Michele Miller)
ONE MORE TIME: Pinellas school officials consider creating a new student assignment plan, again.
BACK TO BUSINESS: More than 2,300 Manatee teachers return to their classrooms to prepare for students, the Bradenton Herald reports.
WELCOME BACK, FOR NOW: Broward rehires hundreds of laid off teachers with nonrecurring stimulus funds, meaning the layoffs might get repeated again when the money is gone, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
NEEDS IMPROVEMENT: A new study indicates that south Florida schools do a poor job of educating young black males, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
FIND YOUR OWN FRIENDS: The Lee school district prohibits teachers from "friending" students online, the Naples Daily News reports.
NO PAY CUT: Martin School Board members decline to cut their salaries, saying the decision shouldn't come before elections are settled, the Stuart News reports.
RING THAT BELL: St. Lucie schools will have new schedules and bell times to save millions, the Port St. Lucie Tribune reports.
NO FAIR? The Sarasota teachers union uses district e-mail to campaign for one School Board candidate over another, prompting complaints that the communications violate state law, the Herald-Tribune reports.
ON THE CLOCK? Questions arise in Palm Beach about a former district administrator's work as a private consultant for another school district while working in Palm Beach, the Palm Beach Post reports.
LABOR NEWS: Brevard Community College instructors get raises after promising not to ask again for two more years, Florida Today reports.
NO BACKUP PLAN: The Bay superintendent says his district has no Plan B if its sales tax referendum for capital projects fails, the Panama City News Herald reports.