Florida education news: School closing, transgender restrooms, powderpuff and more
FINAL DAYS: Brighton Preparatory School in St. Petersburg will close with the retirement of its founder.
GRADUATION: Pasco-Hernando State College graduates its first bachelor's degree students. • Students at an Okaloosa high school want to ban the release of balloons at graduation ceremonies, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.
GENDER ISSUES: The Obama administration will issue a decree telling public schools to allow transgender students to use the restroom of their choice, or face a loss of federal funds, the NY Times reports. • The ACLU files a federal complaint against the Marion school district's restroom use policy, ABC News reports. More from Politico Florida, Ocala Star-Banner.
LEADERSHIP: The principal of a Manatee elementary school resigns to take a similar post in Sarasota, the Bradenton Herald reports.
SPECIAL NEEDS: A small private school aims to help Brevard children with autism, Florida Today reports.
TACKLED: Jupiter High's girls tackle football game appears to be back on, the Palm Beach Post reports.
LABOR NEWS: A magistrate says Seminole school employees should get better raises than what the district offered, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
WHAT'S IN A NAME? An advisory committee recommends two new Escambia schools be named geographically rather than after people, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.
RESIGNED: A controversial assistant quits the Broward school police department, the Sun-Sentinel reports.