USF POLICE WOES: The university increasingly cannot compete with other agencies in attracting officers to patrol the main campus in Tampa, raising concerns that the force doesn't have enough people to respond to major incidents. (Times photo, Ross Mantle)
PASCO IMPACT FEES: A committee recommends that the school district reduce its requested impact fee increase from 140 percent to 106 percent, as property prices decrease.
NO STRINGS ATTACHED: Want access to the eyes of Hillsborough County students? Your proposal has to get by a district committee that will review your intentions first. The committee gets some extra attention after a dispute in Seminole County over ads on report card jackets. (See that story here.)
YOU PAY. NO, YOU PAY: Broward County municipalities want to save money by having the school district pay for resource officers. But the school district says it can't afford the added cost, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
DISAPPOINTING RESULTS: News that more than half of Florida's high school graduates entering the state's higher ed system need remediation isn't new, but it sure is a disappointment knowing how much lip service leaders have given to the problem, the Tallahassee Democrat editorializes. Now is the time to restore high quality to the high schools, the paper says.
PADDLING AT SCHOOL? A Lee County charter school is on defense over its discipline policy, which had allowed parents to voluntarily paddle their kids for infractions rather than have them suspended, the Naples Daily News reports.
LOOKING TO LEAD: Dozens of hopefuls submit their names to become Lake County's first appointed superintendent in 30 years, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
GREEN, NOT CHEAP: Manatee school officials were quick to adopt environmentally friendly buses. They're now finding it costs more than double to run them compared to the regular fleet, the Herald-Tribune reports.