Florida education news: Taxes, gender issues, cheerleading and more
TAXES: The Pinellas school district will seek voter renewal of its local property tax for education operations.
CAMPAIGN TRAIL: Hillsborough County School Board candidates try to distinguish themselves during a forum.
SCHOOL GRADES: The Citrus school district launches an investigation into allegations that some administrators tampered with school grade data, the Citrus County Chronicle reports. * Lake school district officials call the state grading formula confusing and unreasonable, the Daily Commercial reports.
SUPERINTENDENTS: The Alachua School Board prepares to extend the contract of its interim superintendent, the Gainesville Sun reports. * Monroe's superintendent expands his job search, the Keynoter reports.
BEHIND THE WHEEL: The Bay school district conducts its first drivers education courses in a decade, the Panama City News Herald reports.
GENDER ISSUES: The Brevard School Board will vote on whether to extend its nondiscrimination policy this week, Florida Today reports.
DEMOTION? An ousted Palm Beach administrator landed a different district job where he gets paid more than his boss and others with the same job title, the Palm Beach Post reports.
GO TO SCHOOL: Chronic absenteeism affects student performance in Escambia schools, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.
FREEDOM OF SPEECH: A religion-infused speech by the Bay School Board chairman to an elementary school sparks complaints, the Panama City News Herald reports.
SCHOOL SPIRIT? A girl not picked to be a Leon High cheerleader threatens to sue if she isn't put on the team, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.