BENEFITS: Pasco school district officials explore a new life insurance benefit for employees that some worry sounds too good to be true.
VOUCHERS: Florida doesn't need any more of them, the Times editorializes.
IN THE RUNNING: An elementary school assistant principal announces her candidacy for Hernando School Board.
CROWDING: Pasco's Wiregrass Ranch High School abandons a plan to ease crowding because of too little student interest in the concept.
TAXES: Volusia's required local effort would rise under budget proposals moving through the Florida Legislature, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports. • Escambia officials seek to extend a local sales tax to support future school construction, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.
DISCIPLINE: A consultant says Polk's internal investigations into suspected employee wrongdoing take too long, the Ledger reports.
FUNDING: Alachua schools could lose $5 million because of data reporting errors, the Gainesville Sun reports.
CHARGES DROPPED: Prosecutors drop one of three charges against Manatee former administrators implicated in a case against a former football assistant coach, the Bradenton Herald reports.
SCHOLARSHIPS: The number of Florida Bright Futures recipients could be cut in half, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
LABOR NEWS: Walton teachers and administrators again find themselves at impasse in contract negotiations, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.
START TIMES: Bay officials look into changing school start and end times to cope with bus driver shortages, the Panama City News Herald reports.