Florida education news: Discipline, school choice, Common Core and more
EMPLOYEE DISCIPLINE: A Pinellas school bus driver faces termination after hitting a student with her bus and refusing to cooperate with investigators. • A Palm Beach teacher is suspended after students take an alcoholic beverage he had kept in a classroom closet, the Sun-Sentinel reports. • A Palm Beach high school band director is suspended two years after facing dismissal for using school funds for personal use, the Palm Beach Post reports. • A Flagler teacher accused of injuring a student is returned to her classroom amid confusion over what really happened, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
MOVE IT: The Palm Beach School Board approves a new school boundary for about 100 elementary children over fierce parent objections, the Palm Beach Post reports.
LEARNING MORE: Members of several school boards attend a seminar on the Common Core, the Ocala Star Banner reports.
GET HEALTHY: Miami-Dade schools focus on improving nutrition in their lunch offerings, the Miami Herald reports.
MAYBE NOT: Lee superintendent Joseph Burke reconsiders his plan to retire early, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
FIX IT: Florida's teacher evaluation system needs improvement, Orlando Sentinel columnist Beth Kassab writes.