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Florida education news: Salaries, air conditioning, teacher shortages and more

Published Sep. 15, 2016

BUDGETS: Pasco school employees urge their School Board to improve its budgeted amount for pay raises. * The Hernando School Board adopts a budget without cutting positions for the first time since 2008. * The St. Johns school district millage rate hits an all-time law, the St. Augustine Record reports.

HOT IN HERE: Hillsborough teachers complain about spotty air conditioning in several schools.

TEACHER SHORTAGE: A new national report finds Florida's troubles finding teachers are more acute than in other states, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

TIES AND TICKETS: The Florida Commission on Ethics finds Miami-Dade superintendent Alberto Carvalho might have violated the state's gifts law, but takes no action against him, the Miami Herald reports.

LAWSUITS: A former Bay coach and athletic director sue the school district, claiming they were forced out over false accusations of recruiting, the Panama City News Herald reports.

STEM LESSONS: A Collier elementary school focuses on science, technology, math and engineering, the Naples Daily News reports.

CODE OF CONDUCT: The Highlands School Board wants to add written reminders to parents of student offenses that could lead to law enforcement involvement, the Highlands Today reports.

SAFETY FIRST: School volunteers will have to go through a criminal background check before being allowed to work unsupervised with Bay County students, the Panama City News Herald reports.