Florida education news: Summer school, discipline, censorship and more
SUMMER SCHOOL: Pinellas schools approach their goal of enrolling 12,000 students in remedial summer courses.
EMPLOYEE DISCIPLINE: A Pasco school bus aide is arrested on child abuse charges after video captures him repeatedly slapping a child with autism. • An outspoken Hillsborough bus driver faces termination for allowing her son to drive her bus. • A Hernando teacher who showed up for work drunk is allowed to keep her job. • A Polk drama teacher faces firing for duct taping students' hands, the Ledger reports.
PRESIDENT SEARCH: The headhunter charged with finding FSU a new president resigns under fire from faculty and students.
MAINTENANCE MONEY: The Broward School Board approves a referendum for an $800 million bond issue, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
CENSORSHIP: An Escambia middle school teacher files a complaint against her principal for altering a student summer reading list without consultation, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.
OVERHAUL: The Duval School Board changes out 34 school and district administrators, the Florida Times-Union reports.
RE-CENTRALIZATION: The Okaloosa School Board takes school-level budgeting out of principals' hands, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.
SPEAKING OUT: Lee parents and businesspeople voice their concerns about the school system during a public forum, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.