Florida education news: Student survey, suicide prevention, elections and more
SURVEY SAYS: An annual student survey indicates Hillsborough students feel more supported by their teachers than by their peers.
AMBIENCE: A Pasco elementary teacher is inspired by the book A Walk in Monet's Garden to improve her school's courtyard.
SENTENCED: A former Pasco school bus aide is given a year in jail for hitting an autistic boy on the bus in 2014, ABC Action News reports.
LEADERSHIP: The Florida School Boards Association chooses new leaders for the year, the Gainesville Sun reports.
TRAINING: Some Florida lawmakers say a new law encouraging districts to prepare teachers for suicide prevention doesn't go far enough, Politico Florida reports.
CAMPAIGN TRAIL: A Marion School Board candidate drops out, complaining the elections office didn't tell her she doesn't live in the district she was pursuing, the Ocala Star-Banner reports. * A well-known politician running for Leon superintendent contemplates seeking reelection to the City Commission instead, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.
GOING DIGITAL: The Escambia school district transitions to electronic student registration, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.
CHARTER SCHOOLS: The St. Johns School Board takes over a financially troubled charter school, the St. Augustine Record reports.