A new state law requires districts to step up school safety and mental health. A provision in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act requires all Florida public schools to have a police officer on campus or a trained employee who carries a gun.
A former Nassau County principal who resigned last month after officials said he admitted to taking money from Fernandina Beach High School and who recently got fired from Duval County Public Schools has been hired by a private school in Clay County.
Saying it's not the role of judges to determine education policy, an appeals court Wednesday rejected a long-running lawsuit that alleged Florida has failed to meet its constitutional duty of providing a high-quality system of public schools.
ByLloyd Dunkelberger - News Service of Florida•Dec 8, 2017
Education Commissioner Pam Stewart told a Senate budget panel Thursday that funding would be “woefully short” next year if lawmakers do not use an increase in property tax collections to support schools.