Roll Call: Manatee Schools Audit; Orlando Bishop Supports Amendment 8; A Long Walk For Hernando Students
Manatee County schools prepare for an audit, in Tuesday’s education headlines.
Tampa firm chosen to investigate Manatee schools – Manatee County schools will pay $258 an hour to a Tampa law firm to audit the district and figure out how the school system wound up $3.4 million in debt. Also, the districts chooses former Charlotte County schools leader to become interim superintendent. The Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Catholic Bishop John Noonan of Orlando urges support of Amendment 8 – The Bishop of the Diocese of Orlando urges followers to vote in favor of Amendment 8. The Orlando Sentinel
Brevard School District takes tax plea to public – Brevard County school leaders will make their case for a tax increase, with the consequences of failure being cuts to arts, school choice and elective courses. Florida Today
Brookridge mobile home community to slam the gate on schoolchildren – A Hernando County mobile home community is locking its rear gate, turning a short, direct walk to school into a three-mile trek. The Tampa Bay Times
Teachers union rejects Palm Beach County district proposal for raises – Palm Beach County’s teacher’s union is insisting on six raises this year to make up for years of no raises. The Palm Beach Post
Charter school group pulls bid for 2 St. Johns schools – “Miami charter school firm Academica has withdrawn two applications for charter schools in St. John’s County, one of the state’s highest-rated school districts. The Florida Times-Union