Florida Parents File Lawsuit for School Rights
Big story: Some Florida school districts have policies that allow superintendents to expel students without appeal in some “circumstances.”
I rarely use it.
In his ten years as Superintendent of Pasco County, Kurt Browning invoked this rule once. The families involved have sued in federal court, alleging that their constitutional rights have been violated.
Now it looks like things are about to change. Read the latest stories here.
Fights over parental rights in Florida schools have recently erupted in several school districts. Among other examples:
• Bridget Ziegler, a member of the Sarasota County Board of Education and a founding member of Moms for Liberty, criticized schools for allowing the group to promote QueerCon to students, reports North Port Sun. She said schools are not the right places to promote cultural and political activities, which should be decided by parents.
• The Escambia County school district has suspended testing for the Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook. The Pensacola News-Journal reported heavy criticism from parents for what was deemed inappropriate content.
Book assignment: School districts across Florida and across the country have seen an increase in book challenges over the past year, largely from conservative conservative groups, reports WJXT. second only to Texas.
register: Flagler County’s school population hit a record high, but that doesn’t seem to reflect the real growth of the community, reports Flagler Live.
safety: The Miami-Dade County school district has hired a new director to oversee the school’s safety duties. are reporting.
tax: Supporters of the Charlotte County school property tax referendum launched a campaign in November for the bill to be updated, reports the Port Charlotte Sun.
Shortage of teachers: Palm Beach County schools have begun an international search for educators to fill vacancies, WPTV reports. • State Board of Education Manny Diaz Jr. has invited New York teachers who have been laid off for not being vaccinated to come find work in Florida, reports Florida Voices. .
From the police notebook… A lieutenant accidentally fired a shot inside a Martin County school, WPEC reports. No one was injured.
From court records… The Parkland school shooting judge has refused to resign, reports Sun-Sentinel. • State attorneys have appealed a ruling blocking the enforcement of a new law restricting diversity training in workplaces and schools, Florida News Service reports.
Don’t miss the story. Here’s a link to yesterday’s recap.
Before you go… This kid is so crack. Have you seen him on Netflix’s Adam Project?
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