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.