HB 7069 CHALLENGE: The dozen Florida school districts that challenged the constitutionality of a controversial 2017 law establishing the “schools of hope” charter system lose another round in court.
HURRICANE STATUS: The Florida Department of Education is keeping track of school closures related to Hurricane Dorian. Find the information here. To keep up on storm details, follow Tampa Bay Times coverage. More from the Miami Herald, Herald-Tribune
ON YOUTUBE: A video taken inside a Pasco County school that had shaken up some students and parents after appearing on YouTube is removed from public view.
BONUS LAWSUIT: The Florida Attorney General’s Office asks a Leon County judge to dismiss a complaint challenging the distribution of state Best and Brightest teacher bonus funds, the News Service of Florida reports.
HOUSING COSTS: A new report shows that Miami-Dade County first-time teachers are spending about 72 percent of their income on housing, the Miami New Times reports.
CHARTER DISPUTE: The fate of a Manatee County charter school recently taken over by the school district now is in the hands of an administrative judge who heard arguments about the appropriateness of the takeover during the past three days, the Bradenton Herald reports.
SOCIAL MEDIA: The Bay County School Board discusses its social media policy after a student posts a racist rant online, the Panama City News Herald reports. No proposed changes to the rules emerge, with members noting that the student’s comments, however vile, had nothing to do with school.
LEADERSHIP: Miami Dade College, one of the nation’s largest community colleges, gets a new interim president after a tense board meeting, the Miami Herald reports.
GROWTH: Schools in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties see their enrollments increase, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.
CLEAN WATER: Three Clay County schools are issued a boil water alert, Clay Today reports.