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Florida education news: Teacher pay, layoffs, school resource officers and more



ib_protest_131293a.jpgNEVER 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.

[Last modified: Saturday, July 17, 2010 7:20am]


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