Florida education news: Superintendent search, graduation parties, teacher pay and more
TROUBLES: Remaining leaders of the Life Force charter school in Pinellas say the school's finances have been hamstrung. (Times photo, Douglas Clifford)
THINK BIG: The Pinellas Education Foundation urges the School Board to look nationally for a new superintendent and to take bold budget steps to save money.
THAT DARNED SUNSHINE: An adviser warns the Duval School Board that the state's public records law will limit the quality of superintendent candidates the board sees, the Florida Times-Union reports.
BEWARE: Martin County officials warn parents that if they serve alcohol at graduation parties they are legally responsible for what might happen next, the Stuart News reports.
LABOR NEWS: Manatee teachers reject the district's contract offer including pay cuts, the Herald-Tribune reports. • The Seminole School Board says it can't afford to give teachers raises, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
SPRING BREAK, NOT BREAK IN: Eight Walton teens are arrested on accusations of burglarizing an elementary school, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.
ON ITS OWN: Marion officials consider opening a district alternative school to save money and improve services, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.
CRISIS MODE: State Rep. Bill Proctor, chairman of the House Education Committee, says Florida's higher education system is sinking, the St. Augustine Record reports.