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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.

CAMPUS VIOLENCE: A student is stabbed by another at Hillsborough's Wharton High School. * A stray bullet hits the window of a Jacksonville middle school, News 4 Jax reports.

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.

[Last modified: Friday, May 6, 2016 7:03am]


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