Florida education news: School spending, administrative appointments, early release days and more
MONEY IN THE CLASSROOM: Pinellas business leaders propose spending efficiencies for the school district, to help ensure budget effectiveness.
REAPPOINTED: The Hernando School Board approves administrative appointments after raising some concerns about some of the job candidates. The district continues to run without a chief financial officer, though. • Almost half of Okaloosa schools will have new principals for the next academic year, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.
SRO SWITCH: The Pinellas school district police department could become part of the Sheriff's Office as a cost savings move.
GO FOR IT: Retiring Hernando superintendent Bryan Blavatt should run for public office, columnist Dan Dewitt writes.
RENEWED: Brevard superintendent Brian Binggeli gets a three-year contract renewal, Florida Today reports.
GOING DOWN: Marion school district officials predict a decline in school grades if rule changes are implemented, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.
PLANNING TIME: Manatee schools will reinstate early release Wednesdays to give teachers time to prepare for Common Core, the Bradenton Herald reports.
TRY AGAIN: A former Broward district employee wins court approval to seek reinstatement to the job she was fired from after reporting corruption, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
ANOTHER CHANCE: Lake School Board members agree to help a struggling charter school remain open despite financial woes, the Orlando Sentinel reports.