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Florida education news: Construction funding, school threats, open meetings and more



SHORTFALL: The Pasco school district anticipates $1.33 billion in construction and maintenance needs over ten years, but only $900.3 million in revenue to cover the costs.

THREATS: Two Washington County schools cope with a creepy clown threat on social media, WJHG reports. * An 11-year-old Collier student is arrested on charges he made a false threat of a school shooting, the Naples Daily News reports. * A Bay middle school student is arrested on accusations of making a clown threat, the Panama City News Herald reports.

PICKUP LINE: Three adults get into a fight while waiting to pick up students outside a Brevard high school, Florida Today reports.

DIVERSITY: Manatee superintendent Diana Greene says district students handle diversity and bullying issues well, the Bradenton Herald reports.

OPEN MEETINGS: Observers question whether the Duval School Board held an illegal closed meeting to discuss members' behavior, the Florida Times-Union reports.

TRUMP MONEY: Three Palm Beach schools get donations from the Trump Foundation after their bands perform at private events on his properties, the Palm Beach Post reports.

BULLYING: A Lake County mom pushes to end bullying in schools, the Daily Commercial reports.

EVALUATIONS: No Orange or Seminole teachers received an "unsatisfactory" evaluation in 2015-16, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

LABOR NEWS: The Palm Beach School Board ratifies a teacher contract agreement that includes raises, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Thursday, October 20, 2016 6:35am]


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