Florida education news: Teacher layoffs, professor tenure, boundary jumping and more
STICKING AROUND: Hernando schools superintendent Bryan Blavatt commits to completing his contract despite disagreements with his board. (Times file photo)
OUSTED, BUT NOT FOR LONG: A Pasco County assistant principal is dismissed from her job for changing grades, but lands a teaching post with the district anyway.
SEEKING SEPARATION: Several Polk County civic leaders press to separate USF Polytechnic from USF, the Lakeland Ledger reports.
TEACHERS STAY: Miami-Dade puts forth a budget that avoids teacher layoffs, the Miami Herald reports.
PROVE IT: The Palm Beach School Board considers tougher policies to catch families who lie about where they live to get into schools, the Palm Beach Post reports.
NEXT, HIGHER ED: Gov. Rick Scott begins talking about bringing some of the tenure and performance pay ideas he signed into law for K-12 into the higher ed realm, the News Service of Florida reports.
PLAY ON: The Lee School Board decides to continue lacrosse as a varsity sport because it will get outside funding, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
FOOTBALL FALLOUT: Several Viera High employees are disciplined after an investigation reveals that football funds were improperly spent at the school, Florida Today reports.
TAXING TIME: The Seminole School Board looks for support to place a sales tax referendum before voters, the Orlando Sentinel reports.