Florida education news: Guns, taxes, newspapers and more
GUNS ON CAMPUS: FSU president John Thrasher, formerly an influential lawmaker, speaks against legislation to allow guns on university and college campuses, the Sunshine State News reports.
TAXES: The Gulf School Board will seek renewal of its local property tax to support district operations, the Port St. Joe Star reports.
STUDENT RIGHTS: The Lake school district's chances of overturning a court ruling that allows students to form a gay-straight alliance are few, the Daily Commercial reports.
SCHOOL NEWS: Volusia and Flagler high schools see a decline in student-run newspapers and journalism courses, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
SCHOOL CHOICE: The fast growing St. Johns School Board revises its open enrollment policy to make seats available in schools at 80 percent of capacity or below, the St. Augustine Record reports.
LABOR NEWS: The Indian River School Board lowers health insurance premiums for teachers, TC Palm reports. • The Duval School Board approves a retroactive raise for its police officers, the Florida Times-Union reports. • Orange County teachers complain of their increasingly heavy workload and the district's evaluation model, the Orlando Sentinel reports. • The Flagler School Board approves raises for non-instructional staff, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
EMPLOYEE DISCIPLINE: The Lee School Board fires a school security guard for making inappropriate comments to students, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
ARRESTED: A Palm Beach high school student is arrested on accusations she attacked her assistant principal, the Palm Beach Post reports.
BUDGET WOES: The struggling Jefferson school district delays a decision on whether to merge its elementary and middle schools, WFSU reports.
NIMBY: Residents of an exclusive Palm Beach neighborhood fight plans for a private Christian school, the Palm Beach Post reports.
TRAFFIC: Road congestion from two Broward schools' traffic eases with the opening of a new city parking lot, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
AG LESSONS: Lincoln High School gets Leon County's only Future Farmers of America chapter, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.