Roll Call: Tracking Healthier Lunches; Duval Enrollment Off; Escambia Cutting Its Power Bills
The federal government is requiring healthier school lunches, but students are not always eating the fruits and vegetables.
School lunch menus: New, healthier school menus in Florida are no longer just food for thought – Schools are now required to serve fruits and vegetables in school lunches, but that doesn’t mean students are eating them. So now schools are trying to track which students aren’t eating the fruits and vegetables. The Orlando Sentinel
Millions at stake as Duval schools head count off by 1,000 – Duval County schools are about 1,000 students below estimates, which could cost the district between $4 million and $5 million in state funding. The Florida Times-Union
Escambia School District saves money conserving energy – Escambia County schools have save more than $20 million on power bills the past six years. That’s a 20 percent reduction, and district leaders think they can cut an additional 20 percent. The Pensacola News-Journal
Miami-Dade bond issue aims to upgrade school technology – Part of a $1.2 billion bond issue will go toward updating schools with 60-year-old building, including wiring and stocking the schools with technology. The Miami Herald
Gov. Rick Scott calls for ‘top-down’ review of leadership at FSCJ – Gov. Rick Scott has asked the board of Florida State College at Jacksonville to review the leadership of the college after an audit identified problems. The Florida Times-Union