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Florida education news: Barbershops, school boards, impact fees and more



EXTRA HELP: Hillsborough school leaders ask area barbers to work with their young customers in the district's effort to curb school discipline problems.

SCHOOL BOARDS: An Escambia School Board member resigns for personal reasons, the Pensacola News Journal reports.

CHARTER SCHOOLS: The Lake School Board delays its vote on a new charter school application amid concerns over the school's finances, the Daily Commercial reports.

CONSTRUCTION FUNDING: Brevard County commissioners consider increasing school impact fees by 15 percent, Florida Today reports.

SUPERINTENDENTS: A top Duval district administrator plans to challenge Clay's incumbent superintendent, the Florida Times-Union reports.

TRANSPORTATION: State lawmakers order an audit of Palm Beach's troubled school busing department, the Palm Beach Post reports.

BONUSES: The Florida Education Association investigates its options to sue over the state's Best and Brightest program, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

CLASS SIZE: The Lake school district is trying to comply with state class size requirements after missing the mark last year, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

LOCAL CONTROL: A bill in the state House would give principals more independence in running their schools, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, October 6, 2015 6:42am]


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