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Florida education news: Private schools, lunch menus, parent involvement and more



BOUNCING BACK: Private schools in Hernando County see a resurgence as more families learn of scholarship opportunities.

WHAT'S FOR LUNCH? Pasco schools launch a new online cafeteria menu system that makes it easier for families to plan meals.

PARENT INVOLVEMENT: A Palm Beach charter school requires struggling readers and their parents to attend Saturday classes to remain enrolled, the Palm Beach Post reports.

AT THE HELM: Florida State College at Jacksonville gets a new president, the Florida Times-Union reports.

PAY PLAN: Broward revises its principal pay model away from years of experience, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

MONEY MATTERS: The Brevard school district wins approval to use its impact fee revenue to pay off debt, Florida Today reports. The Brevard School Board then asks voters to approve a sales tax in 2014 to cover local construction and maintenance needs, Florida Today reports.

FILLING CLASSROOMS: The Polk school district considers hiring a management firm to oversee the assignment of substitute teachers, the Ledger reports.

GONE: A Miami-Dade charter school abruptly shuts down after eight years in operation, the Miami Herald reports.

DRUG TESTING: Bay School Board members discuss implementing random drug testing for extracurriculars but reach no conclusion, the Panama City News Herald reports.

SUSPENDED: Volusia's School Board lawyer takes a 60-day suspension for Bar violations, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

THIRD-GRADE RETENTION: An Orlando lawmaker suggests revisiting the state's retention law after a television station highlights an Orange County third grader who missed the mark by one point, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

BAD ACTS: A Sarasota teacher accused of being under the influence at school quits before being fired, the Herald-Tribune reports.

ONLINE WOES: Florida school districts find it tough to keep up with cyberbullying under newly implemented law, State Impact Florida reports.

[Last modified: Wednesday, October 9, 2013 6:00am]


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