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Gradebook podcast: Recounting Florida – The Education Election Edition

A discussion on school board term limits, tax referendums and other issues from the November election.
Campaign signs for several Pasco County School Board candidates popped up along roadways in advance of the Aug. 28 primary. [Jeffrey S. Solochek | Times]
Campaign signs for several Pasco County School Board candidates popped up along roadways in advance of the Aug. 28 primary. [Jeffrey S. Solochek | Times]
Published Nov. 15, 2018

A week after Election Day 2018, Florida remained knee deep in reviewing the results of some key state races. Not to be lost in the shuffle, though, are some significant outcomes in the Florida education world.

Just over a quarter of school board incumbents statewide retired or lost their reelection bids, raising the question of whether that's enough to stop talk of imposing term limits on board members.

Every district that asked voters to raise taxes on themselves to support school needs won its referendum. What message does that send to state lawmakers as they approach the 2019 legislative session?

Reporters Marlene Sokol and Jeff Solochek discuss these issues and more in the Gradebook's post-election wrap-up.

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