Florida education news: Discipline, school zones, inclusion and more
STUDENT DISCIPLINE: The Pinellas School Board eases the disciplinary consequences for students.
ATTENDANCE ZONES: Duval School Board members have questions about a controversial plan to change school boundaries, the Florida Times-Union reports. • The Polk School Board approves new zones for schools in the northeastern part of the county, the Ledger reports. • The Broward School Board wants to crack down on families using fake addresses to attend schools outside their boundaries, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
DISCRIMINATION: LGBT advocates express disappointment with the Brevard School Board's decision not to add protections to the district's inclusion policies, Florida Today reports.
SCHOOL SITES: An advisory committee recommends a location for a new Lee high school that many residents do not want, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
LABOR NEWS: St. Johns instructional support staff seal a three-year contract agreement, the Florida Times-Union reports. • Seminole district employees urge their School Board to increase salaries, the Orlando Sentinel reports. • Tempers flare at Broward teacher contract talks, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
SHELTER: The Volusia School Board approves a plan to transform an unused elementary school into a homeless shelter, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
SPECIAL EDUCATION: Some Volusia students launch a campaign to end the use of the word "retarded" to describe children with special needs, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
LAWSUITS: The Polk School Board will sue the county over a charter provision that could hinder its effort to renew a local sales tax, the Ledger reports.