Florida education news: Negotiations, background checks, attendance zones and more
LABOR NEWS: The United School Employees of Pasco declare contract talks have reached impasse after passing a pay proposal across the table and not getting an immediate response.
PRINCIPAL EXCHANGE: School leaders from China visit Broward and Palm Beach campuses to learn about U.S. public education, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
CONSTRUCTION: The Manatee school district will build an "oversized" new high school in Parrish to anticipate future growth, the Bradenton Herald reports.
VOLUNTEERS: The Bay School Board approves a new policy requiring background checks for all volunteers who spend unsupervised time with students, the Panama City News Herald reports.
TURNAROUNDS: The Florida Department of Education investigates Duval schools over allegations the district did not properly reassign students who attended schools that were closed or revamped after too many failing grades, the Florida Times-Union reports.
REZONING: Seminole parents protest the district's plan to draw new school attendance boundaries, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
ELECTION LESSONS: Polk schools taught about the presidential election in several different ways, the Ledger reports.