Florida education news: Tutoring subsidies, media specialists, PTA payments and more
MONEY FUNNEL: Miami state lawmakers Anitere Flores and Erik Fresen fought during session to keep money flowing to the private tutoring industry that they have ties to.
MEDIA CUTS: The Citrus school district is the latest in Florida to propose cutting media specialists as a budget balancing move, the Citrus County Chronicle reports.
PAPERWORK PROBLEMS: K12 Inc. struggled to comply with Florida's education certification laws for years, State Impact Florida reports.
VOLUNTEER MEANS FOR FREE: A Broward school sees its PTA shut down after an audit shows members being paid for their services from organization funds, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
TURMOIL: The Lee school district faces a potential leadership crisis with its superintendent retiring and its board bickering, the Naples Daily News reports.
LOCAL VOTE: Residents of a Miami-Dade village will cast ballots on whether a local private school may expand by 59 students, the Miami Herald reports.
TEMPORARY LAYOFFS: Most Bay teachers whose contracts aren't being renewed expect to get their jobs back soon, the Panama City News Herald reports.
COSTLY: Two Lake school construction projects see their price tag rise $3 million above plans, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
NOT FUNNY: A Walton high school student is expelled after spreading rumors that someone was going to shoot at the school, the AP reports.
DRINKING ON CAMPUS: The University of Florida's new alcohol use policy results in a growing number of fraternities on suspension, the Gainesville Sun reports.