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Florida education news: Unexcused absences, opting out, paycheck problems and more



ABSENTEEISM: Pasco district leaders consider ending a rule that bars students from extracurricular activities if they have too many unexcused absences.

ATTENDANCE ZONES: Some parents protest plans to redraw boundaries for their A-rated southeast Hillsborough elementary school.

TESTING: Leon schools seek to adopt 'best practices' for children who ask to opt out of testing, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

PAY PROBLEMS: The Manatee school district and teachers union investigate why some teachers are being paid the wrong amount, the Bradenton Herald reports. More from the Herald-Tribune.

INVOLVEMENT: Collier district officials see more community participation as part of their improvement plans, the Naples Daily News reports.

PLANNING TIME: Lee secondary teachers get back their daily planning period after having gone without for a decade, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

CHARTER SCHOOLS: An Alachua charter school that had faced academic and financial problems sees improvements on both fronts, the Gainesville Sun reports.

[Last modified: Friday, March 25, 2016 7:33am]


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