Florida education news: Final exams, property taxes, K-8 schools and more
TESTING: Florida Virtual School ends its requirement that students pass final exams to earn credits, prompting questions from Pasco district leaders.
TAXES: Pinellas School Board candidate Beverly Billiris is delinquent in paying her property taxes.
FALLING BEHIND: The Hernando school district delays the opening of a new program to help struggling middle school students.
STAY TOGETHER: Miami-Dade increasingly moves to combination K-8 schools with positive results, the Miami Herald reports.
FREE SNACKS: The Flagler School Board examines offering free meals to children in after-school programs, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
EARLY START: Nassau schools begin classes on Wednesday, one of the earliest in Florida, the Florida Times-Union reports.