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State Board of Education eyes changes to school safety law, bullying scholarship

State Board of Education eyes changes to school safety law, bullying scholarship

The State Board of Education had its first and only meeting before the Legislative session begins in March and the board members indicated that they hope lawmakers revisit some of the most heated issues in education.School safety was constantly menti...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Two Pasco elementary schools get new principals

Two Pasco elementary schools get new principals

Two assistant principals won promotions to principal jobs Tuesday from the Pasco County School Board.Kimberly Natal, most recently at Quail Hollow Elementary, was appointed to run Cox Elementary in Dade City. She replaces Claudia Steinacker, who tran...
Published: 01/16/19
Pasco school districtís administrators, nonbargaining staff receive raises

Pasco school districtís administrators, nonbargaining staff receive raises

About 1,100 Pasco County school district employees won pay raises on Tuesday, even as negotiations for the majority of faculty and staff remained in limbo.School Board members approved the retroactive increases — 2 percent in pay, with another ...
Published: 01/16/19
Florida education news: Legislation, teacher pay, land use and more

Florida education news: Legislation, teacher pay, land use and more

EDUCATION BILLS: Florida lawmakers continue to file a growing number of proposals related to education, as the 2019 session nears. One of the measures calls for a “factual, balanced and objective approach” to controversial science theorie...
Published: 01/16/19
Smith Middle School AP is promoted to Principal

Smith Middle School AP is promoted to Principal

Robert Kleesattel, the assistant principal of Smith Middle School since 2015, was promoted Tuesday to the rank of principal.Kleesattel, 58, was a favorite among parents who mounted a letter-writing campaign after they learned that principal JoAnn Joh...
Published: 01/15/19
Hillsborough School Board will vote on policy changes

Hillsborough School Board will vote on policy changes

Hillsborough County School Board members at 5 p.m. today will hold a public hearing on 85 pages of revisions to the school district’s policy manual.Items to be tweaked include school naming, employee speech, religious expression and what the pu...
Published: 01/15/19
Education bills continue to mount as Florida legislative session nears

Education bills continue to mount as Florida legislative session nears

Every year, Florida lawmakers create their legislative wish list of things they’d like to see happening in the state’s public schools.Most never get passed. But it doesn’t stop them from trying. (An effort to require a financial lit...
Published: 01/15/19
Pasco school district to hire lawyer to help deal with major development

Pasco school district to hire lawyer to help deal with major development

A giant planned development in Land O’Lakes has prompted the Pasco County school district to consider hiring an on-call land use lawyer to help the system navigate the growth the project could bring.Project Arthur would bring as many as 11,495 ...
Published: 01/15/19
Florida education news: Class size, school lunch, president search and more

Florida education news: Class size, school lunch, president search and more

CLASS SIZE: Though still small in overarching terms, Florida's class size violations increase in the fall 2018 student count — even as a growing number of districts take advantage of a loophole allowing them to use school-wide averages rat...
Published: 01/15/19
USF reviewing more than 30 resumes for president job

USF reviewing more than 30 resumes for president job

The University of South Florida has received resumes from more than 30 people who could serve as its next president, trustee Les Muma announced Monday.His update to fellow university officials at an afternoon workshop is the first sinc...
Published: 01/14/19