Florida education news: Debit cards, absenteeism, Jessica Lunsford Act and more
GO TO SCHOOL: The Pasco school district takes aim at "atrocious" absenteeism.
WHO'S ON CAMPUS? Changes to state law limits the Hillsborough school district's ability to ban some outside workers from its campuses.
DEJA VU: Students at Jamerson Elementary again face the possibility of losing preferred status to enter Thurgood Marshall Middle.
ESE RESPONSE: Hillsborough district officials say they did take action when a Rodgers Middle ESE teacher lodged concerns about services at the school.
GET LOST: Florida State College at Jacksonville ends its exit contract with its former president after learning he was under state investigation for ethics violations, the Florida Times-Union reports.
LABOR NEWS: Manatee teachers agree to a deal that would give them raises based on the number of salary steps they haven't gotten in recent years, the Herald-Tribune reports. More from the Bradenton Herald.
OUTSIDE SOURCES: The Brevard School Board explores options to supplement a controversial world history book, Florida Today reports.
FALLING SHORT: The Polk school district faces a deficit in its capital projects budget, the Ledger reports.
WATCHFUL EYE: Bay schools add GPS and video cameras to all buses, the Panama City News Herald reports.
FEWER OPTIONS: The Flagler district cuts back assignments to an expensive alternative school program, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
ONE MORE TRY: A third student will attempt to start a Gay-Straight Alliance at her Lake middle school, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
WHERE TO GO? Parents at an F-rated Escambia school have a short time to decide where they might transfer their children, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.
SCHOOL GRADING: Rating schools is a complicated project that depends on expectations, State Impact Florida reports.