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Florida education news: Immigration, school budgets, Florida vacations and more



CAMPUS PROTEST: University of South Florida students rally against President Trump's immigration orders. • Florida Institute of Technology issues a travel warning to its students, Florida Today reports. • Florida State University raises concerns over the administration's new policy, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

TOP HONORS: Pasco High School nurse Margaret Polk is named Florida's 2017 School Nurse of the Year.

SCHOOL SPENDING: Florida Gov. Rick Scott plans to unveil his 2017-18 budget, which does not account for increasing student enrollment, the News Service of Florida reports.

RIPPED OFF: Two people are arrested on charges of stealing more than $500,000 worth of gas from the Palm Beach County school district, the Palm Beach Post reports.

VISIT FLORIDA? A British dad will argue in court that Britain's rules fining families for unapproved absence from school — in his case to vacation in Florida — is flawed, the Telegraph reports.

IN COURT: Two former administrators sue a Bay County charter school group alleging gender discrimination and retaliation, the Panama City News Herald reports.

GUNS ON CAMPUS: The state attorney chooses not to file charges in two incidents involving guns at Franklin County High School, the Panama City News Herald reports.

STATE BOARD: Former state Rep. Tom Grady, a member of the Florida Board of Education, applies to become president of Florida Gulf Coast University, the Fort Myers News-Press reports. More from Politico Florida.

NEW SCHOOLS: A Palm Beach County company proposes building the district's next new school and leasing it to the district, the Palm Beach Post reports. More from the Sun-Sentinel.

ON CREDIT: An audit calls for better monitoring of Orange County school district purchasing card use, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

BAD ACTS: A Seminole County high school teacher is arrested on a charge of child abuse against a student, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

ENROLLMENT GROWTH: The Lake County school district expects 17 of its schools to be over capacity within five years, the Daily Commercial reports.

[Last modified: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 6:42am]


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