Florida education news: Online education, teacher raises, exam exemptions and more
FREEDOM OF CHOICE: Pasco eSchool and Florida Virtual School spar over student enrollments amid changes to the state funding formula.
LOOKING UP: Hernando district officials don't anticipate spending cuts for schools as the budget picture improves.
LABOR NEWS: Volusia's teacher union turns down the administration's plan for raises, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
DENIED: A judge rejects a motion for a rehearing of a challenge to SB 736, the Florida Current reports.
JOB CUTS: Marion approves a staffing plan with 525 fewer jobs than a year ago, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.
FAIR TREATMENT: Flagler residents and district officials seek to ensure that black students aren't disciplined disproportionately, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
REORGANIZATION: Lee's superintendent unveils a district revamp that she says will save $1 million, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
WALK INSTEAD: The Lake School Board votes to end courtesy bus rides for students living less than 2 miles from school, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
TAX HIKES: Seminole officials say they will move ahead with a voter-approved tax increase to support student programs and capital projects, the Orlando Sentinel reports. • Volusia plans to ask voters to extend a half-cent sales tax for school needs, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
IF IT'S NOT BROKEN: Leon officials decide to keep their high school exam exemption policy for seniors despite a complaint by State Board member Sally Bradshaw, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.