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.