Florida education news: Campus safety, teacher shortage, student funding and more
CAMPUS SAFETY: Florida's university leaders make funding for mental health counseling and campus security their top legislative priority for the coming year.
TEACHER SHORTAGE: Central Florida school districts still need to hire 100 teachers more than a month into the new school year, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
STUDENT FUNDING: The Florida Board of Education prepares to request a new record high in per-student funding that does not keep up with inflation, the News Service of Florida reports. * The board also will review turnaround proposals for several struggling schools, ABC Action News reports.
CHARTER SCHOOLS: The Manatee school district is set to reject another charter school application, the Bradenton Herald reports.
SPORTS: Marion middle schools expand their extracurricular athletic programs, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.
AT ODDS: The Duval School Board and superintendent will meet to discuss ways to work better together, the Florida Times-Union reports.
INPUT: The Orange School Board will survey its community to learn more about its views on key issues, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
HELPING HANDS: New College students visit a Sarasota elementary school to do science projects together, the Herald-Tribune reports.
THANK YOU: Parkland's mayor looks for ways to give money to public school teachers in the city, the Sun-Sentinel reports.