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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.

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 5, 2013 6:00am]


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