Who is eligible for Florida Teacher Bonuses?
Gov. Ron DeSantis has said he wants to give teachers and directors of public schools a bonus for their efforts to keep campuses open during the pandemic. The legislature has put millions into the budget for this purpose. When the eligibility rules were published, some of these teachers and principals seemed to be left out. Read on for the latest news on this story and more education news in Florida. • Editor’s Note: The daily news summary will take place on a two week break from Monday. We will resume the week of July 19.
The state has told school districts that the premium will go to currently employed educators. The first question: what about recent retirees?
Campus policy: Florida’s new “intellectual diversity” law is already having an impact on college and university campuses. Students who run their college’s newspapers said the rules could hamper their ability to deliver the news, Miami weather reports. Other critics say the law could have a chilling effect on talks, the Orlando Sentry reports.
Academic standards: The National Board of Education is about to consider adopting new standards for Holocaust education. Experts expressed deep reservations about the proposed changes, the Orlando Sentry reports.
Vaccination against the coronavirus: Want your child to be fully immunized in time for the next school year? The date to start is fast approaching, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
The Seminole County School District has a new superintendent. Serita Beamon was previously a district attorney, WKMG reports.
The Bay County School Board has offered to tighten its dress code restrictions. The community weighs with its opinions, Panama City News Herald reports.
The Duval County School District recently hired a new security chief. Now he is looking to replace 20 school resource officers with wardens employed by the district, the Florida Times-Union reports.
From the police blotter … The former treasurer of Pinellas County Seminole High School Booster Football Club has been arrested for stealing thousands of dollars from the group.
On the role of the tribunal … A former janitor at a Seminole County high school has been convicted of recording “upskirt” videos of students and a teacher in a school bathroom, WKMG reports.
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Before you leave … Enjoy your independence day. Here is the President’s Own US Marine Band to inaugurate it.