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Florida education news: Bus rides, pensions, classroom supplies and more



TAKE A WALK: Parents in Hillsborough County's FishHawk Ranch development protest the proposed end of courtesy bus rides for their middle and high school children.

TOP TEACHERS: The Hillsborough school district names its Teacher of the Year finalists.

PENSION PLANS: Consultants say Florida employees' pension plan, which covers public school employees, could be relying on overly optimistic projections, the News Service of Florida reports.

CLASSROOM SUPPLIES: Polk County teachers are upset with their school district's method of accounting for state-funded supply purchases, the News Chief reports.

BUS CRASH: An Alachua County school bus driver is cited after hitting a stopped car with his bus, the Gainesville Sun reports.

STUDENT DISCIPLINE: The Orange County school district sets new rules aimed at decreasing out-of-school suspensions, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

SCHOOL BOARDS: The Manatee County School Board considers changing from at-large to single-member districts, the Bradenton Herald reports.

TEACHER PAY: The Sarasota County School Board looks into average teacher pay at schools to consider whether it affects student performance, the Herald-Tribune reports.

VANDALIZED: A Leon County elementary school suffers about $40,000 in damage during a burglary over winter break, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

[Last modified: Thursday, January 5, 2017 6:47am]


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