Roll Call: Duval Background Checks; Property Taxes Rising; Hillsborough Cracks Down On Athlete Transfers
Duval County schools are taking at look at how they hire, in Wednesday’s education headlines.
Duval School District expands review of procedures after teacher charged with child sex crimes – Duval County schools are reviewing procedures for background checks and other reviews after a teacher was charged with sexual crimes against a child. The Florida Times-Union
State set to increase school property taxes – Collier County taxpayers will see their property tax bills rise slightly due to a state-required increase. Property taxes in most school districts across the state will increase. The Naples Daily News
Hillsborough to get tough on athlete transfers – After a Hillsborough County high school was stripped of a state football title, the school board wants to require transferring athletes to sit out for a year. The Tampa Tribune
Nickell Defends School Principal Re-assignments – Polk County school board members questioned superintendent Sherrie Nickle about her reassigning 20 principals. The Lakeland Ledger
Mavericks in Education, two of its Pinellas charters, find themselves at odds over proposed curriculum changes – A Pinellas County Commissioner who has helped found a number of charter schools believes Florida should outlaw for-profit charter school management firms. The Tampa Bay Times