Florida education news: Teacher tenure, student restraint, school budget cuts and more
PASSING THE BUCK: Pinellas School Board members aren't happy to learn that a teacher has lasted decades on staff despite mountains of complaints.
FREE GIFTS: Hillsborough school families get gift cards in the mail to donate to teacher projects.
NO TENURE, CONTINUED: Florida lawmakers introduce legislation to eliminate multiyear-contracts for college instructors, the News Service of Florida reports.
ENDING RESTRAINT: The Palm Beach school district considers doing away with physical restraining of special needs students who have become out of control, the Palm Beach Post reports.
MAKING CHOICES: Brevard schools eliminate programs and look for other ways to meet class size without facing state penalties, Florida Today reports.
GETTING BETTER: Polk School Board members want to push their district to an A rating but worry that state finances will hinder the effort, the Lakeland Ledger reports.
ON THE LINE: Broward School Board members say they'll cut everywhere possible to avoid eliminating classroom programs, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
RECONSIDERING: The Collier School Board looks into how to get rid of superintendent Dennis Thompson and his wrongful termination lawsuit, the Naples Daily News reports.
COSTLY TIME OFF: The Lee school district spent more than $2 million over five years on employees who had been suspended pending an investigation, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
QUESTIONABLE PHOTO: The University of North Florida student newspaper faces complaints over a photo depicting oral sex that accompanied a story about sexually transmitted diseases, the Florida Times Union reports.