Florida education news: Teacher discipline, balanced budgets, school taxes and more
TEACHER DISCIPLINE: A Pasco teacher who was suspended in the winter for making inappropriate comments to students now faces dismissal for doing the same thing at a different school in the district.
BUDGETS: In a change from a year ago, Hernando district officials don't consider major cuts on their way to a balanced budget proposal.
LEADERSHIP: Recently appointed to lead Pittsburgh public schools, a former Palm Beach district administrator faces questions over his resume, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
VISIT FLORIDA: A British couple wins its legal battle against fines applied for taking their children out of school to travel to Florida, the Cambridge News reports.
TAXES: The Indian River school district will ask voters to approve a property tax increase, TCPalm reports.
LIFE SAVERS: Two Palm Beach plumbers are recognized for saving a student in a school stabbing, the Palm Beach Post reports.
BAD ACTS: Law enforcement detail their investigation of a Brevard principal arrested on child pornography charges, Florida Today reports. * An Orange County principal is dismissed amid DUI charges and a credit card investigation, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
GENDER ISSUES: The Sarasota School Board remains split on dealing with transgender students, the Herald-Tribune reports.
CHARTER SCHOOLS: Two St. Johns charter schools close down, the St. Augustine Record reports.
WHAT NOT TO WEAR: The Alachua School Board revisits its dress code, the Gainesville Sun reports.
OPT OUT: Some Duval parents say their third graders are being held back inappropriately for opting out of state tests, the Florida Times-Union reports.
LAWSUITS: The Manatee School Board has to decide whether to accept a $400,000 settlement offer with a former administrator, the Bradenton Herald reports.