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REZONING: Pasco County high school students aren't all thrilled with plans to make them switch schools.

TOP TEACHER: Veterans Elementary School fifth grade teacher Rob Patterson is Pasco County's 2017 Teacher of the Year.

SCHOOL LUNCH: The Florida Agriculture Department is holding a contest to find the state's best student chef, the Associated Press reports.

LANGUAGE LESSONS: The number of students needing English as a Second Language instruction grows in the Treasure Coast region of Florida, TC Palm reports.

ARRESTED: A Palm Beach County elementary school principal is arrested an accusations she pawned school-owned computers, WFTV reports. * A Duval County middle school student faces third-degree felony charges of battery on a school employee, the Florida Times-Union reports.

LEGAL MATTERS: Former Manatee High School football coach Joe Kinnan heads to court in his lawsuit against the Manatee County school district, the Bradenton Herald reports.

SCHOOL CHOICE: Critics say Alachua County's magnet school program is not accessible to enough students, the Gainesville Sun reports.

SECURITY: A Lee County high school will have heavy police presence after receiving a threat on social media, the Daily Commercial reports.

MONEY QUESTIONS: An internal audit raises concerns over a $23,000 payment the Broward County school district made to a district police employee, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

NEW SCHOOLS: Santa Rosa County residents begin talking about a proposed new high school nearly a decade before its planned opening, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

PRIORITIES: New Leon County superintendent Rocky Hanna lays out goals for his administration, WFSU reports.

[Last modified: Monday, January 30, 2017 7:09am]


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