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Florida education news: Teacher layoffs, sex education, Facebook fight and more

FRESH CHOICES: Hillsborough's Freedom High School adds a fresh salad bar to students' lunch options. (Times photo, Willie Allen Jr.)

'NOT A TURKEY': Pasco County leaders try to get Gov. Rick Scott not to veto money to complete a Pasco-Hernando Community College campus in Wesley Chapel.

JOBS SECURE: Pinellas officials back off a proposal to cut 37 school guidance counselors.

470 CUT: Hundreds of Pasco school employees lose their jobs for 2011-12.

MONEY WOES: Pinellas superintendent Julie Janssen faces personal financial problems that threaten to overshadow her professional career.

TOUGH CHOICE: Marion's superintendent says the district must adopt a four-day school week or lay off employees, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.

LOOKING AHEAD: The new Orange School Board chairman lays out five goals for the district to achieve, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

JUST DON'T DO IT: Baker schools adopt an abstinence-only sex education program, the Baker County Press reports.

FACEBOOK FIGHT: A Manatee teacher battles to keep his job after being accused of inappropriate social networking outside of school, the Bradenton Herald reports.

CONTRACT COMPROMISE: The Collier School Board accepts some but not all of the deal that its choice for superintendent requested, the Naples Daily News reports.

LABOR NEWS: Palm Beach teachers are upset that their first pay day of 2011-12 has been moved back, the Palm Beach Post reports.

NIMBY: An Alachua subdivision fights to keep a new school out, the Gainesville Sun reports.

Posted by Jeff Solochek at 6:19:52 am on May 20, 2011