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Florida education news: Teacher layoffs, professor tenure, boundary jumping and more



blavatt450_184572c.jpegSTICKING 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.

[Last modified: Wednesday, July 27, 2011 6:40am]


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