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Florida education news: Job cuts, campus housing, school rezoning and more



BUDGET CUTS: The Hillsborough school district slashes six jobs in its construction department to save $750,000.

CAMPUS HOUSING: USF announces plans for a new student residential complex.

STAYING IN-STATE: The University of Central Florida draws the highest percentage of Florida resident students who have earned state college associate degrees, the News Service of Florida reports.

REZONING: Seminole parents asked to have a neighborhood elementary school reopened, and are now upset that the district will rezone students, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

SEX: Students are having sex in southwest Florida schools, Fox 4 reports.

LABOR NEWS: Indian River teachers declare impasse in contract talks over insurance benefit disagreements, TC Palm reports.

PLAY TIME: The Bay school district unveils a new playground fitted for students with disabilities, the Panama City News Herald reports.

CREEPY CLOWNS: Bay school and law enforcement officials tackle clown threats at schools, the Panama City News Herald reports.

NEW SCHOOLS: Brevard district leaders propose new schools to handle increased crowding and growth, Florida Today reports.

AUDIT REPORT: Palm Beach school police investigate $513,000 in gas taken from its fueling sites after hours, the Palm Beach Post reports.

POLITICS: A Palm Beach charter school says a recent visit by Ivanka Trump was not about presidential campaigning, the Palm Beach Post reports.

CHARTER SCHOOLS: The Polk School Board denies an application for a new charter school to serve students with special needs, the Ledger reports.

DRINKING WATER: The Leon School Board will hold a special session to discuss a study showing school water fountains have lead in their water, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

[Last modified: Friday, October 28, 2016 7:06am]


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