Schools struggle to find substitute teachers
It’s not just teachers leaving South Florida’s classrooms — substitutes are also getting scarce. An improving economy has hit hard in Broward, where nearly one in five classes with an absent teacher had nobody to take over the class. It’s prompting the district to consider remedies such as raising pay, recruiting a wider range of people and enticing more retired teachers to sub.
Bill advances to keep Florida in daylight saving time year-round
Most of the Panhandle would remain an hour behind the rest of the state under a revamped Senate proposal that would seek congressional approval to put Florida on year-round daylight-saving time.
PBC schools chief needs OK from school board to resign in June
If Palm Beach County Schools Superintendent Robert Avossa wants to resign in June as planned, he may need special permission from the school board. An obscure provision in Avossa’s contract requires him to give 180 days’ (about six months’) notice before resigning without school board consent. In a resignation letter last week, Avossa gave only four months’ notice.
‘As a superintendent, we pray it’s never something this horrific’ Pinellas schools reach out to Broward, offer support
Pinellas County Schools superintendent Mike Grego saw the news of the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Tuesday and thought of his friend. Grego watched Broward County school superintendent Robert Runcie give another exhausting press conference. Grego dialed Runcie's secretary and left his cell number. They were just together in Tallahassee last month.