Hillsborough's new chief of schools: 'We have to act with haste'
The new $150,000 chief of schools was a surprise hire to all but a handful of insiders. Now he oversees eight area offices, some 250 schools and 15,000 teachers...As an educator, he has admired Hillsborough for years. But it pains him that a system with so many accolades has pockets of severe neglect. He wants to shake things up, and he just might.
School district expands 'Best and Brightest'
More Bay District Schools employees will be able to apply for the state's Best and Brightest Teacher Scholarship after the School Board voted to make all employees on the Instructional Salary Schedule eligible.
Sarasota superintendent search attracts 50
Forty-nine people from 20 states have applied and qualify for the Sarasota County School District's top job. Among them are 14 current superintendents, 29 who have received doctorate degrees and 14 who currently work in Florida.
District looks to alternative to in-school suspension
Students with minor disciplinary infractions may soon be assigned to an after-school initiative instead of serving an in-school suspension. Proposed changes to the Code of Student Conduct include an item called "School Service Work."According to the updated code, schools may develop a School Service Work Program that will comprise supervised "service work" after school for a designated amount of time.