Florida education news: Turnaround students, superintendent search, coaching ban and more
TURNAROUND: Pasco County schools recognize students who overcame obstacles to find academic and social success. (Times photo, Douglas Clifford)
SEEKING A SUPERINTENDENT: Members of the public offer Pinellas School Board members insights into the type of district leader they'd like to see.
REORGANIZATION: The Hernando School Board gives superintendent Bryan Blavatt permission to reshape his administration after his fourth request.
BANNED: A Hernando K-8 school teacher is banned from coaching for five years amid accusations that she had sexually explicit conversations with students.
CHOPPING BLOCK: Lee schools will eliminate 50 positions, none in teaching, to make ends meet, the Naples Daily News reports. • The Collier school district lists its proposed job cuts for the coming year, the Naples Daily News reports.
LABOR NEWS: The Martin School Board offers few compromises in settling the district's teacher contract, the Stuart News reports.
REPRIEVE: A popular Palm Beach band teacher sees his career last another day as the School Board delays action on his proposed firing, the Palm Beach Post reports.
NEW ATTITUDE: With a change in leadership of the Osceola School Board, some wonder whether the district administation and board might get along better, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
NO CHARGES: The incumbent Santa Rosa superintendent of schools won't face criminal charges based on allegations by his opponent, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.