Florida education news: Indictments, vaccinations, prom dresses and more
CHARTER SCHOOLS: A company that ran charter schools in Pinellas County and throughout Florida is indicted on charges of money laundering and grand theft. More from the Pensacola News-Journal. * The Cape Coral charter school system wins accreditation, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
GRADUATION DAY: Pasco eSchool will hold its first stand-alone commencement ceremony.
ICK: About 40 south Florida schools fail their food service inspections, ABC Miami reports. * Alachua schools remove frozen fruits and vegetables from their cafeterias amid a listeria scare, the Gainesville Sun reports.
SCHOOL HEALTH: Nearly 10 percent of Highlands County seventh graders did not get required vaccinations, Highlands Today reports.
NOW HIRING: Manatee schools aim to fill 100 teaching vacancies created by retirements, the Bradenton Herald reports.
TEACHER DISCIPLINE: A St. Lucie teacher faces dismissal for an inappropriate relationship with a student, TC Palm reports.
TAXES: The Palm Beach School Board and County Commission will try to work out their differences over a sales tax referendum, the Palm Beach Post reports.
DRESS CODE: A Marion high school relents to allow a male student to wear a dress to prom, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.
SCHOOL LUNCH: Proposed changes to the federal school meals program could negatively affect thousands of Florida children, Florida Politics reports.
NEW SCHOOLS: The Leon school district asks state officials to reconsider its need for a new high school, WFSU reports.