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Florida education news: Principals, A-Plus funds, restroom rules and more



TURNAROUNDS: Pinellas superintendent Mike Grego replaces principals at three of his district's most low-performing schools.

PLAYOFFS: A state lawmaker says the FHSAA has not acted in good faith on high school playoffs in light of new law. 

FUNDING: The principal of an Alachua school receiving state recognition funds says he'd rather see the money go to general education, the Tallahassee Democrat reports. • Volusia district leaders want the state to create a funding system without cost differentials they say treats their district unfairly, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports. 

ZOO SCHOOL: The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens plans to expand its educational offerings to students, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

GENDER ISSUES: Marion schools officially implements new restroom rules for transgender students despite complaints by the ACLU, the Ocala Star-Banner reports. More from WKMG. • The Brevard School Board narrowly agrees to revise its policies to add protections for LGBT individuals, Florida Today reports.

TAXES: The Manatee School Board tries to balance the importance of impact fees and a sales tax in its quest for more construction funding, the Bradenton Herald reports. More from the Herald-Tribune.

SCHOOL CLOSURES: The Manatee School Board considers a plan to close a second elementary school because of structural problems and low enrollment, the Bradenton Herald reports.

TEACHER DISCIPLINE: A Bay special education teacher faces dismissal amid allegations she left a student unattended and undressed in a restroom over an hour, the Panama City News Herald reports.

PUBLIC COMMENT: The Orange School Board decides to keep an open comment period at the start of its meetings, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

SUPERINTENDENTS: The Polk School Board completes contract talks with its new superintendent, the Ledger reports.

OVERSPENDING: The Broward school district police department has spent $2.5 million more than its budget, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 6:33am]


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