Florida education news: Recess, bullies, bats and more
PLAY TIME: Florida lawmakers again will consider a proposal to mandate daily recess at elementary schools.
BULLYING: Students at Pasco Middle School take a stand against bullying.
FINANCIAL LITERACY: All Manatee County high school seniors will take a course in real-world budgeting, the Bradenton Herald reports.
GOING BATTY: An Alachua elementary school studies the bats that have taken up residence on campus, the Gainesville Sun reports.
IN COURT: A former Brevard school maintenance worker sues the district over allegations he was subject to racial discrimination, Florida Today reports. • A judge orders the Flagler school district to turn over the prekindergarten records of students involved in a lawsuit, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
BAD ACTS: A Duval high school's band director resigns amid accusations of inappropriate comments to students, the Florida Times-Union reports.
HIGHER ED: The Florida Higher Education Coordinating Council aims to increase the percentage of working-age Floridians with degrees, the News Service of Florida reports. • Florida university students petition to preserve the rights of undocumented immigrants, Politico Florida reports.
OUSTED: Newly elected Leon superintendent Rocky Hanna refuses his predecessor Jackie Pons a job in the district, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.
FUNDING: Lee County's property appraiser seeks a spot on the state constitutional review commission to push for changes to the "required local effort" portion of school taxes, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
LEGAL ADVICE: Polk County's school attorney withdraws his acceptance of a lawyer job in Portland public schools after officials there learn of his public records law violations, the Oregonian reports.