Florida education news: Leadership, LGBT rights, school fights and more
SUPERINTENDENTS: The Lake School Board prepares to launch a superintendent search ahead of Susan Moxley's 2017 retirement, the Orlando Sentinel reports. • A friend of Clay superintendent Charles Van Zant files as a write-in candidate to effectively close the primary election, the Florida Times-Union reports.
CIVIL RIGHTS: The Brevard School Board will have another discussion about extending protections to LGBT people in its policies, Florida Today reports.
BACK TO WORK: A Manatee principal returns to his school after an investigation into undisclosed "assertions," the Bradenton Herald reports.
SECURITY: Leesburg residents aim to stem fighting at their local high school, the Daily Commercial reports. • Hundreds of Okaloosa students stay home Monday after the district received a threat that a child might be kidnappedor murdered, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.
NEXT STEPS: A teacher at Miami Springs High School retires after 46 years teaching in the same classroom, the Miami Herald reports.
DEPRESSED: A survey of Duval middle school students shows a rise in depression and suicidal thoughts, the Florida Times-Union reports.
VACANCY: Gov. Rick Scott begins accepting applications for a vacant Palm Beach School Board seat, amid calls for him to let voters pick the next member, the Palm Beach Post reports.
LABOR NEWS: A magistrate recommends raises in a longstanding Volusia teacher contract dispute, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports. • The Orange Classroom Teachers Association will vote for its first new president since the national union took over, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
TESTING: A Polk parents group demands answers about its testing concerns and doesn't like the district's response, the Ledger reports.
PARENT INVOLVEMENT: A Broward school takes parents on a field trip to encourage their participation in school activities and issues, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
TEACHER DISCIPLINE: A state judge rules a Broward teacher was wrongly suspended, the Sun-Sentinel reports.