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Florida education news: Hiring freeze, teacher contracts, school for sale and more



HIRING FREEZE: The Hillsborough school district stops hiring teachers amid cost-cutting measures.

CAMPAIGN TRAIL: Candidates for Hernando School Board disagree about the current state of the district.

LEGAL COUNSEL: The Brevard School Board considers hiring a new lawyer for the first time in two decades, Florida Today reports.

SCHOOL SAFETY: A Coral Springs teen is arrested in connection with threats of violence against a school, NBC Miami reports.

LABOR NEWS: Manatee teachers and school district reach a tentative contract agreement, the Bradenton Herald reports. * Palm Beach teachers and school district agree upon contract terms, the Palm Beach Post reports.

DIGITAL CLASSROOMS: All Bay middle school students could have district-issued Chromebooks as early as January, the Panama City News Herald reports.

OVERSIGHT: An audit committee would play a larger role in monitoring spending if Manatee voters approve a local school sales tax extension, the Bradenton Herald reports.

FOR SALE: The Manatee school district prepares to sell an elementary school site it recently stopped using, the Bradenton Herald reports.

EARLY LEARNING: A dozen Bay preschool programs get extra funding to help prepare children for kindergarten, the Panama City News Herald reports.

SCHOOL RULES: The Collier School Board debates policy revisions, the Naples Daily News reports.

TEACHER DISCIPLINE: A Santa Rosa teacher is investigated after a picture of student with his mouth and hands taped circulates on social media, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

CHARTER SCHOOLS: Two charter applicants withdraw their requests from the Polk school district, the Ledger reports.

[Last modified: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 6:51am]


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