Florida education news: Outdoor graduations, senior honors, budget balancing and more
WALKING IN THE RAIN? Pinellas County high schools reconsider plans for outdoor graduations because of the rain threat. • Springstead High in Hernando has its outdoor commencement delayed twice because of rain.
IN MEMORIAM: King High School's graduating seniors keep two classmates who died in mind during their graduation ceremony.
STICK WITH IT: The Hernando School Board wants no part of eliminating the valedictorian and salutatorian honors.
BALANCING ACT: The Pasco School Board plans to use nonrecurring revenue to balance its budget for another year.
REORGANIZATION: Manatee's new superintendent gets the thumbs up for his overhaul plans at the district office, the Bradenton Herald reports.
FINAL DAYS: Three Broward schools will close after the last day of classes this week, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
FAKER: More details emerge about the Polk teacher who lied about having an illness to avoid coming to work, the Ledger reports.
PERFECT ATTENDANCE: Volusia senior Nick Sargent didn't miss a day of classes in 13 years, not even for senior skip day, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH: The Lee School Board agrees to begin a national superintendent search in four months, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
TUITION TUSSLE: Gov. Rick Scott continues to press university leaders to keep tuition flat, the Herald-Tribune reports.