Florida education news: Book ban, expulsions, transgender bathrooms and more
BOOK BAN: A Pasco Middle School committee votes to remove 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower' from its shelves, recommends all Pasco County schools do the same.
STUDENT TRANSPORTATION: Broward school bus drivers keep their jobs despite breaking traffic laws, NBC 6 reports.
STUDENT DISCIPLINE: Sarasota leaders begin seeking ways to reduce expulsions and out-of-school suspensions, the Herald-Tribune reports.
CONSTRUCTION FUNDS: Manatee School Board members want to reconsider provisions of their impact fee collections, the Bradenton Herald reports.
LABOR NEWS: The Lake School Board sides with its administration in a contract dispute with bus drivers, the Daily Commercial reports. * Polk teachers and non-instructional staff ratify new contracts, the Ledger reports.
CHARTER SCHOOLS: A court battle among current and former leaders of a Bay County charter school nears settlement, the Panama City News Herald reports.
GENDER ISSUES: Duval School Board members don't touch the issue of transgender student restroom choices as a lawsuit over the issue moves ahead, the Florida Times-Union reports.
SCHOOL CHOICE: Florida's new inter-district open enrollment law is part of a growing national trend, Education Week reports.
YOU'RE FIRED: The Polk School Board will consider eliminating the job of the secretary who revealed recent problems in the superintendent's office, the Ledger reports.
NO THANKS: A former Manatee coach turns down the district's offer to settle his lawsuit alleging harassment, the Herald-Tribune reports.
FINANCES: A state audit finds several weaknesses in Leon County schools' finances, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.