Florida education news: Teacher pay, math classes, school closings and more
PAY PROPOSAL: Gov. Rick Scott says he will push for higher teacher salaries in the next state budget, but skeptics question his motives. (Times file photo)
AUTOMATIC: The Pinellas school district plans to use computers to decide which math classes students should take.
DELAYED: The Brevard School Board puts off its vote on closing schools to give residents more time to discuss the possibilities, Florida Today reports.
SAFETY FUNDS: A Democratic state lawmaker files legislation to use taxes collected on guns and ammunition to pay for school security improvements, the News Service of Florida reports. • Flagler's superintendent makes plans to have deputies at all schools, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports. • Two Palm Beach schools pay for their own police aides, the Palm Beach Post reports. • The Okaloosa County Commission approves funding for 26 added deputies, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports. • Sarasota School Board members don't agree on safety solutions, the Herald-Tribune reports.
SHAKE ON IT: Two schools sharing the same Polk County campus reach an agreement intended to end years of poor relations, the Ledger reports.
SEARCH OVER: State College of Florida trustees name the school's interim president to the position permanently, the Herald-Tribune reports.
CLINIC CHOICES: The Lee school district investigates creation of an employee health clinic, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
DISCRIMINATION? The Indian River NAACP accuses the school district of discriminating against black men in hiring decisions, the Vero Beach Press-Journal reports.
FINALISTS: An advisory committee recommends five candidates for further consideration to become Manatee superintendent, the Bradenton Herald reports.
HIGH PRAISE: Broward's superintendent wins top marks from his School Board for turning around a district in crisis, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
MUSICAL CHAIRS: The Seminole school district makes progress on redrawing attendance zones, the Orlando Sentinel reports.