Florida education news: Bell times, merit pay, sports fees and more
BELL TIMES: Nine Pasco schools face new starting times as the district seeks to save money in busing.
MERIT PAY: USF seeks to hand out raises to keep top faculty from leaving.
ON THE JOB: Lori Romano officially takes the helm of Hernando County schools.
HONORED: Students past and present from John Keon's 41 years as a teacher pay tribute to the retiring Hudson Middle band leader with a reunion concert.
INVALIDATED: A fifth grade Suwanee teacher is under state investigation for an alleged FCAT rules violation that caused student scores to be tossed out, the Suwanee Democrat reports.
JUST PLAY: The Brevard School Board eliminates a proposed pay-to-play student athletics fee from its budget plan, Florida Today reports. • Collier parents try to save the after-school sports club from elimination, the Naples Daily News reports.
FOR SALE: The Manatee school district puts its downtown Bradenton human resources office and property on the market, the Bradenton Herald reports.
UNHAPPY: Some parents and students complain about Duval's many principal moves, the Florida Times-Union reports.
WORTH IT? Florida State College at Jacksonville's former president does little work for his million-dollar severance package, the Florida Times-Union reports.