SPORTS ON THE TABLE: Pinellas superintendent Julie Janssen says cuts to athletic programs are in consideration as a way to balance the budget. (Times photo of Palm Harbor University High soccer, 2007)
VETOES: Gov. Crist rejects a handful of budget cuts, including a few for education.
NO ANSWER: The apparent theft of $20,000 from Pasco High will go unpunished, as prosecutors lack enough information to charge anyone.
TOP OF THE CLASS: 'Crazy About Credit' dishes out financial ed (Wesley Chapel High); Work ethic pays off for schools (John Long Middle); Technical schools a hands-on, low-cost choice (special to the Times)
DIDN'T THE LEGISLATURE BAN THIS? Palm Beach schools enter a two-month period where all they will do is focus on the FCAT, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
IS THAT BUBBLE GUM YOU SMELL? Haile Middle in Bradenton uses grape bubblegum-scented mist to get rid of vultures that have been swarming the school, the Bradenton Herald reports.
AUDIT US: A Lee board member calls for a state audit of the district's books, saying the district has "inadequate financial oversight," the Naples Daily News reports.
SLOW DOWN CLASS SIZE: Florida lawmakers should find a way to ease the financial crunch of the class size amendment without hurting students in the process, the Lakeland Ledger editorializes.
TEACHER SUES OVER ATTACK: A former Palm Beach teacher is suing the district for not informing her that one of her students was known to be potentially violent, the Palm Beach Post reports.
PAY UP: Subcontractors who helped build Imagine School's new charter in Vero Beach are still looking to get paid, the Vero Beach Press-Journal reports.
BUDGET ROUNDUP: In-state students will pay about $1,000 more to attend the University of Central Florida, the Orlando Sentinel reports. Brevard teachers reach contract agreement that includes a pay freeze, Florida Today reports. Dozens of parents protest the planned closure of two Bay schools, the Panama City News-Herald reports. Flagler leaders seek ways to prevent huge budget cuts, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.