Florida education news: Prom, vetoes, budget cuts and more
PROM TIME: A River Ridge High School junior's prom experience ends in acrimony and upset, a far cry from the fun time she had hoped for.
IN THE RUNNING: A former Hernando Education Foundation director will seek a seat on the county School Board.
VETOES: Gov. Rick Scott strikes several education items from the 2014 budget. His actions show a lack of long-term vision, the Times editorializes. More on education-related vetoes from the Naples Daily News, Florida Times-Union, Ocala Star-Banner, Panama City News Herald, State Impact Florida.
BUDGET CUTTING: Manatee officials plan to lay off 282 employees, implement and spending and hiring freeze, and take other steps to balance their budget, the Bradenton Herald reports. More from the Herald-Tribune. • The Broward district looks into privatizing construction services, the Miami Herald reports. • Volusia leaders explore outsourcing groundskeeping, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
RISING COSTS: Florida school districts will have to absorb the cost of dual enrollment courses previously paid for by state colleges, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
TEACHER MISCONDUCT: A Citrus teacher is arrested on accusations of a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old female student, the Citrus County Chronicle reports.
MOVE ON: An attorney tells the Palm Beach School Board it can't stop former superintendent Art Johnson from working for the district's administrators association, the Palm Beach Post reports.
KEEP IT DOWN: The Palm Beach administration warns a principal to stop airing his complaints about a School Board member who's also a parent at his school, the Palm Beach Post reports.
COMMON CORE: Flagler teachers work to incorporate the new Common Core State Standards, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.