Florida education news: USF Polytechnic, school vouchers, summer football and more
LESS MONEY: The Hernando School Board moves ahead with a slightly higher tax rate that is expected to generate less revenue than a year ago.
SPENDING REVIEW: Hillsborough Community College takes a closer look at how its contribution to a local recreation center is being spent.
EVERYBODY SWITCH: Pasco transfers several assistant principals including one who had worked at its only F-rated elementary school.
SURPRISE SCHOLARSHIPS: Marion officials appeal a decision to grant Dunnellon High families opportunity scholarships based solely on FCAT scores, the Ocala Star Banner reports.
SAFETY CHECK: Broward district leaders look into whether their summer athletic rules are being followed after the death of a student-athlete at summer football camp, the Miami Herald reports.
LABOR NEWS: A contract deal with bus drivers affects many other Marion school district employees too, the Ocala Star Banner reports.
MERIT PAY CONCERNS: College of education leaders around Florida worry that attracting students to the profession will be harder with performance pay, the News Service of Florida reports.
WHEN THE DUST SETTLES: Alachua schools have several construction projects under way with classes just weeks off, the Gainesville Sun reports.