Florida education news: Lawsuits, kindergarten, superintendent election and more
SUE YOU: Former Hernando administrator Ken Pritz sues superintendent Lori Romano, saying his termination was retaliatory. • A former Manatee High student sues the Manatee school district over a recent high-profile sexual harassment case, the Bradenton Herald reports.
EARLY LOOK: Five-year-olds get a preview of kindergarten at Pasco's Double Branch Elementary.
FOCUS ON ISSUES: The Hillsborough school district needs to quit playing politics and instead deal with the real concerns it has surrounding three local charter schools, the Times editorializes.
INSURANCE: District leaders from Sarasota, Charlotte and Manatee meet to discuss insurance strategies and other shared issues, the Bradenton Herald reports.
BALLOT BATTLE: The Clay School Board and County Commission disagree over when to ask voters whether to move from an elected to an appointed schools superintendent, the Florida Times-Union reports.
READING LESSONS: The Marion School Board considers and rejects a motion to end its Accelerated Reader program over the cost, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.
TESTING: Lee district officials aren't sure whether the law is on their side as they ponder opting the district out of state tests, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
FIGHTING BACK: Legendary former Manatee High football coach Joe Kinnan says he's the victim of a smear job by the district administration, the Herald-Tribune reports.
VOUCHERS: Florida students receiving corporate tax credit scholarships are keeping up with their public school peers according to a new report, Education Week reports.