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Florida education news: Recess, outreach, school grades and more



PLAY TIME: All Pinellas elementary schools will provide some form of daily recess.

DECENTRALIZED: New leaders take over Hillsborough's eight school regions.

REFUND TIME: The FCC finds that AT&T overcharged the Dixie and Orange school districts, the Gainesville Sun reports.

COMMUNICATION: The Brevard school district launches an improved app for parents to get school information, Florida Today reports. * The Palm Beach school district prepares to provide more details about its plans for a proposed new sales tax, the Palm Beach Post reports. 

HIT THE ROAD: 47 students complete the Bay school district's first driver education course in a decade, the Panama City News Herald reports.

ECONOMICS: Highlands district officials note their schools' poor performance on state accountability measures correlates to the county's high poverty level, Highlands Today reports. * Flagler School Board members decry the disparity between the district's required local taxing effort and the per-student funding it receives from the state, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

FIRED: An Orange school bus driver loses her job after accusations she physically abused a student on her bus, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

RELOCATING: The Santa Rosa school district will leave a deteriorating administrative building and move into a refurbished former grocery store, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

GENDER ISSUES: A Polk School Board member expresses opposition to an anti-harassment policy he says would allow transgender students to use the restroom of their choice, the Ledger reports.

LAWSUITS: A Sarasota family sues the school district, claiming their child was sexually abused while at school, the Herald-Tribune reports.

[Last modified: Friday, July 29, 2016 7:21am]


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