Florida schools roundup: Charter school funding and more

Charter funding fairness. Emboldened by a new legal opinion that rebuts an Indian River County judge’s ruling in favor of charter schools, the Palm Beach County School Board may exclude charters from a proposed tax referendum, after previously thinking about including them. Palm Beach Post.

School security. Broward school officials can’t figure out how Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz slipped through the cracks when he should have been participating in a behavior intervention program. Sun-Sentinel. An investigative panel is set to receive a briefing on his mental health history. News Service of Florida. Armed officers on campus have become the new normal. Florida Phoenix.

Career prep. Collier County schools get a $3 million grant to boost a manufacturing program. Naples Daily News.

Census fears. A Miami-Dade school board member worries fears of federal immigration enforcement could lead to an inaccurate population count. WLRN.

Students get a say. The public will help pick the mascot of a new Manatee County high school. Bradenton Herald.

Credit recovery. The end of a credit-recovery vendor’s contract sends Jacksonville high school students scrambling. Florida Times-Union.

Campaigns. Political committees overseen by a Sarasota school board member get duped in an international scam. Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

Summer enrichment. A Daytona Beach museum offers an extension of the school curriculum. Daytona Beach News-Journal.

Opinions. Expanding private options and improving public schools go hand in hand. St. Augustine Record.

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