Florida education news: Boundaries, borrowing, budgets and more
BOUNDARIES: Hernando students prepare to attend different schools after attendance zones are redrawn.
BUDGETS: The Hillsborough School Board approves its tentative budget without all the spending details attached. * St. Johns officials worry they don't have much breathing room in their budget, the St. Augustine Record reports.
BORROWING: The Florida Cabinet approves borrowing $285 million for school construction, the News Service of Florida reports.
CLIMATE: Lee County teachers talk about rising stress with their job, the Fort Myers Florida Weekly reports.
CHARTER SCHOOLS: Candidates for education posts around Florida reap contributions from charter school interests, the Florida Times-Union reports.
CLUBS: The Escambia school district rejects a request for a Satanic club to start at a local elementary school, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.
'OLD TECHNOLOGY': Florida education commissioner Pam Stewart suggests textbooks aren't the best way to teach anymore, the Citrus County Chronicle reports.
GIFTED EDUCATION: The Duval School Board postpones a plan on expanding gifted programs, the Florida Times-Union reports.
GENDER ISSUES: For the fifth time in eight months, the Sarasota School Board rejects a plea for a more liberal transgender restroom policy, the Herald-Tribune reports.
READING LESSONS: A Sarasota elementary school teaches parents how to help their children read, the Herald-Tribune reports.
FREE MEALS: All students at 60 Orange County schools will get free breakfast and lunch, the Orlando Sentinel reports.