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Florida education news: Job cuts, opt out, school nurses and more

CUTTING COSTS: An outside consultant recommends the Hillsborough school district eliminate nearly 1,800 jobs.

SCANDAL: A Koch-funded private school in Palm Beach runs into problems with funding, leadership and more, the NY Times reports.

TESTING: About a dozen parents protest Sarasota's handling of third graders who opted out of state testing, the Herald-Tribune reports. More from WFLA.

SCHOOL NURSES: The American Academy of Pediatrics says Florida falls short of the recommendation that every school have a registered nurse, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: FHSAA leader Roger Dearing will retire after eight years on the job, the Gainesville Sun reports.

SCHOOL'S OUT: Bay County students celebrate the last day of classes, the Panama City News Herald reports.

CONSTRUCTION: Palm Beach schools have more than $1 billion in maintenance, repair and construction needs, the Palm Beach Post reports. More from the Sun-Sentinel.

BAD ACTS: A Palm Beach high school assistant principal faces accusations that he sexually harassed students, the Palm Beach Post reports. • The principal of a Seminole Middle School is under criminal investigation for misuse of his district-issue credit card, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

NONRENEWED: A Highlands school administrator loses her job amid complaints about her leadership style, Highlands Today reports.

LEADERSHIP: Children at a Polk elementary school get lessons in leadership and citizenship, the Ledger reports. 

CHARTER SCHOOLS: The St. Johns school district prepares to revoke a local charter school's contract over financial concerns, the St. Augustine Record reports.

[Last modified: Thursday, June 2, 2016 6:54am]


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