Florida education news: student assignment, school taxes, Title I funds and more
FOR HILLSBOROUGH SCHOOL BOARD: The Times editorial board recommends Richard Bartels for District 4 and April Griffin for District 6. (Times file photo)
RESIGNED: A Manatee school bus driver quits after a recommendation that she be fired for failing to tell district officials that some middle school girls were drinking alcohol on her bus, the Bradenton Herald reports.
TRADING PLACES: About 11,000 Broward students will get new class schedules as the district scrambles to meet class size requirements, the Sun-Sentinel reports. • Palm Beach superintendent Art Johnson seeks permission to move students to any school in the county in order to comply with class size, the Palm Beach Post reports.
SEEKING A HOME: Marco Island residents can't agree upon where to place a new charter high school for the city's teens, the Naples Daily News reports.
DEFENDING ITS NAME: For-profit Keiser University sues the president of Florida State College at Jacksonville alleging he tried to damage Keiser's reputation, the Florida Times-Union reports.
SAVE OUR SEA GRASS: Students from across southwest Florida participate in a sea grass restoration project, the Herald-Tribune reports.
TAX EXTENSION: Brevard voters will decide whether to let the school district continue a property tax for critical operating needs, Florida Today reports.
TITLE I: Polk extends its Title I funding to high schools for the first time, the Lakeland Ledger reports.