Florida education news: Walking to school, property taxes, race-based goals and more
OPEN DOOR POLICY: The Brookridge community of Hernando County agrees to keep its gates open for students walking to and from school after weeks of dispute. (Times photo, Octavio Jones)
IN SUPPORT: The Times recommends backing the Pinellas school district's property tax referendum.
CALMING EFFECT: Manatee school leaders look to interim superintendent David Gayler to bring stability and improved morale to the district, the Herald-Tribune reports. • Meanwhile, the district prepares for an outside forensic audit of its 2011-12 books, the Bradenton Herald reports.
HOW MUCH? Gov. Rick Scott calls for a complete overview of how Florida's college system spends its money, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
LABOR NEWS: Edison State College faculty say they were ready to accept new contract terms but the administration declared impasse instead, the Naples Daily News reports.
NEW DIRECTION: Monroe's new superintendent presents his revised organization for the district, the Keynoter reports.