Florida education news: Armed officers, rats, trust and more
BE AFRAID: A consultant tells the Hillsborough School Board to place armed guards at every elementary school to deal with potential future safety threats. • Monroe deputies train with a mock school shooting, the Keynoter reports.
RATS: Plant City High closes its kitchen to get rid of rodents.
NEW DIRECTION: Connerton Elementary School's interim principal plans to focus on restoring trust and building relationships with faculty and staff.
CLOSER LOOK: Gov. Rick Scott calls for an investigation into a controversial classroom lesson at Florida Atlantic University.
JOB CUTS: The Manatee school district plans to eliminate 188 positions, the Bradenton Herald reports.
TIME: The Canaveral Port Authority board wants to properly vet a proposal to help keep three Brevard schools open, but the longer it takes, the less likely the school district can accept, Florida Today reports.
ACCOUNTABILITY FIRST: Florida lawmakers are skeptical of Gov. Rick Scott's push to drop enrollment limits for charter schools, the Palm Beach Post reports.
APPLICATION REQUIRED: Students will have to apply to attend Lake Wales High charter school rather than being automatically assigned there, the Winter Haven News Chief reports.
SHARE THE SPACE: Florida lawmakers propose encouraging schools to open their fields for public use, the Panama City News Herald reports.