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Florida education news: Busing, crowding, screening and more



TRANSPORTATION: A consultant finds problems have not gone away in Hillsborough's school busing system. • The Palm Beach district refuses to release school bus camera maintenance records to a local television station, the Palm Beach Post reports.

SCHOOL CHOICE: The Hernando School Board won't let some students attend overcrowded schools after a contentious boundary change.

OVERSIGHT: A man with two criminal convictions for years entered five Hillsborough high schools without proper screening to lead student-athletes in prayer.

GUYS CLUB: Boys at Hernando Pine Grove Elementary learn positive behavior through a school club.

ARRESTED: The FBI arrests a Palm Beach School Board member on federal bribery charges, the Sun-Sentinel reports. More from the Palm Beach Post.

SECURITY: Police increase their presence at a Lake high school after multiple fights during lunch, the Daily Commercial reports.

RESTROOMS: The Marion School Board decides to ban transgender students and others from using the restroom for which they identify, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

CONSTRUCTION COSTS: The Orange School Board votes to increase school impact fees, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

ON LEAVE: The principal of a Sarasota high school remains on leave facing charges after a DUI wreck, the Herald-Tribune reports.

AUDISM: Students and parents claim discrimination against deaf people by the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind, the St. Augustine Record reports.

[Last modified: Friday, April 22, 2016 7:06am]


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