Roll Call: Polk-Run Charters Approved; Marion Board Will Wait And See; Seminole Starts Redistricting
Polk County wins approval for six district-managed charter schools, in Friday’s education headlines.
State Approves Six Charter Schools for At-risk Students – The Florida Department of Education has approved the delayed application for six charter schools designed to help overage students catch up on credits. The Lakeland Ledger
Scott signs bill aiding needy kids – “The bill makes it easier for students to get a copy of a birth certificate without a parent’s signature. Leto and Armwood High School students proposed the idea as part of the state’s “Ought To Be A Law” program. The Tampa Tribune
Marion County School Board reviews budget; much riding on tax issues on Aug. 14 ballot – Marion County school board members are waiting to see if two tax questions are approved in Tuesday’s election before approving a budget. The Ocala Star-Banner
Seminole school rezoning parents: Plans for elementary school rezoning next year have brought mixed reaction from parents. – Seminole County parents understand the need for redistricting, but are concerned about their neighborhood schools. The Orlando Sentinel