Florida education news: Teacher pay, layoffs, school resource officers and more
NEVER MIND: Pinellas backs off a proposed cut to several teachers' 14 percent supplemental pay. (Times file photo)
MORE LAYOFFS: Pasco moves to eliminate 30 more jobs after cutting nearly 300 already.
ZZZZ: Recent studies suggest that high school students would benefit from later start times, the Miami Herald reports.
NO NEW TAXES: The Martin School Board rejects a .25 mill local option property tax, instead cutting $2.8 million in spending to balance its budget, the Stuart News reports.
NO PROBLEMS: An internal investigation shows that the Indian River superintendent did not act inappropriately in transferring the district's HR director to a principal's job, the Vero Beach Press-Journal reports.
TOO EARLY: Brevard's scheduled first day of school — Aug. 9 — comes four days before the state's back to school sales tax holiday, to the chagrin of preparing parents, Florida Today reports.
JUST ONE COP: Okaloosa will reduce the number of resource officers assigned to middle and high schools, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.
FCAT CONCERNS: Flagler officials worry about low FCAT performance at the district's oldest charter school, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
LABOR NEWS: Santa Rosa teachers hope to avoid impasse this year as they begin contract negotiations, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.
Please see our weekend interview with Bill Gates in the post immediately before this news roundup.