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A school bus passes Hillsborough High in Hillsborough County, where district officials are considering redrawing school attendance boundaries. A consultant could have a proposal ready as early as December, and changes could take effect next school year.
Some parents see benefits in redrawing the lines, while others fear it would harm their kids’ education.
A roundup of Florida education news from around the state
The judge did not rule on the constitutionality of the law, but on whether plaintiffs had standing.
Students there would be reassigned to other area schools, and Locke could be used for other programs.

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  1. A school bus passes Hillsborough High in Hillsborough County, where district officials are considering redrawing school attendance boundaries. A consultant could have a proposal ready as early as December, and changes could take effect next school year.
  2. The Pasco County School Board is set to consider a proposal that would close an under-capacity elementary school and send its students to other nearby campuses.
  3. The facilities at Mittye P. Locke Elementary School in New Port Richey have begun showing their age after 56 years and need a significant overhaul, officials say.
  4. Al Hernandez, left, and James Washington are competing for the Pasco County School Board District 1 seat in the Nov. 8, 2022 general election.
  5. Elementary school students from Classical Preparatory School gather at the table where Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the "Parental Rights in Education" bill, aka the "don't say gay" bill, during a news conference in March at the school in Shady Hills. U.S. District Judge Allen Winsor on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit challenging the law, finding that plaintiffs did not show they had legal standing.
  6. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis displays the signed Parental Rights in Education bill in March at Classical Preparatory school in Shady Hills.
  7. Rosie and her owner check in to the evacuation shelter at Manatee High School as Hurricane Ian slowly approaches on Sept. 27, 2022. Manatee County schools expect to reopen for classes on Tuesday.
  8. Several Pinellas County schools opened as hurricane shelters on Tuesday. They expect to resume classes on Monday.
  9. A sign inside Durant High in Plant City indicates in English and Spanish that the Hillsborough County shelter accepts pets as the Tampa Bay area prepared for Hurricane Ian on Tuesday, September 27, 2022. Area shelters began to empty Thursday morning as the storm passed without causing major damage in the Tampa Bay area.
  10. Tropical Storm Ian is moving across central Florida Thursday and is expected to make it's way of the east coast, toward Georgia and the Carolinas, according to the National Hurricane Center.
  11. Workers scrub a Wesley Chapel High School classroom after Hurricane Irma evacuees left the campus, which was one of several in Pasco County used as an emergency shelter during the 2017 storm.
  12. From left to right: Workers D Bowls and John Nelson unload a pallet of bottled water as Magdalia Nieves, 44 and John Dejesus, 15, bring their belongings inside one of Hillsborough County’s pet-friendly shelters in preparation for Hurricane Ian at Durant High in Plant City on Tuesday, September 27, 2022.
  13. Headed to a school-based hurricane shelter? Be sure to bring your bedding, food and other basic supplies, as these evacuees from Hurricane Irma did in 2017.
  14. Ralph Puglisi, center, left the federal courthouse in Tampa flanked by his two lawyers on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021, after pleading guilty to embezzling $12.8 million from a nonprofit company affiliated with the University of South Florida. On Monday, Sept. 26, he was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
  15. As the hurricane approaches, ”have a plan and review that plan with your children,” says Michael Kelleher, supervisor of clinical care for the Hillsborough County School District. “Let them know how you’re keeping your family safe.”
  16. Hurricane Ian formed overnight Sunday, according to the National Hurricane Center. Forecasters say the storm could be a major hurricane by Monday night.
  17. The Pinellas County school district will close some schools early Monday as it prepares for an expected hurricane.
  18. 5th grade teacher Tyler Faulkner was arrested by New Port Richey police Thursday after he was accused of abusing a student. He was placed on paid administrative leave by Pasco County Schools.
  19. An aerial view of the Florida A&M University campus in Tallahassee.
  20. Students are evacuated by police out of Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., after a shooting on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018.
  21. Ralph Puglisi, center, leaves the federal courthouse in Tampa on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021, after he pleaded guilty to embezzling $12.8 million from a nonprofit company affiliated with the University of South Florida. Puglisi was flanked by lawyers Anthony Rickman, left, and Nicholas Glance. He is scheduled to be sentenced on Monday, Sept. 26, 2022.
  22. President Joe Biden speaks as Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona looks on after Biden announced a federal student loan relief plan on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022.
  23. Gov. Ron DeSantis shows an image from the children’s book Call Me Max by transgender author Kyle Lukoff moments before signing the Parental Rights in Education bill in March. Critics say DeSantis should spend more time supporting public education than creating divisive policies.
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