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GOV. DESANTIS EXPECTS TEACHER BONUSES IN AUGUST DESPITE POSSIBLE FEDERAL CONFLICTS

From Florida Politics
By Renzo Downey   July 13, 2021

For the Governor, the remaining question is whether the feds will tax the bonuses.
Despite the federal government questioning whether Florida’s teacher bonus plan conflicts with federal guidelines, Gov. Ron DeSantis still expects the state to distribute $1,000 bonuses to teachers when the school year begins in August. READ MORE

 

TEARS, POLITICS AND MONEY: SCHOOL BOARDS BECOME BATTLE ZONE

From Florida Politics
By Associated Press   July 10, 2021

Local school boards around the country are increasingly becoming cauldrons of anger and political division, boiling with disputes over such issues as COVID-19 mask rules, the treatment of transgender students and how to teach the history of racism and slavery in America. READ MORE

 

SOUTH FLORIDA SCHOOL DISTRICTS REVIEWING NEW CDC MASK GUIDELINES

From South Florida Sun-Sentinel
By Angie Dimichele July 9, 2021

School districts in South Florida are working on their mask rules for teachers and students after the CDC issued new guidance Friday that those who are vaccinated don’t need masks inside schools. READ MORE

 

FLORIDA TAXWATCH LOOKS AT THE CHALLENGES K-12 EDUCATION FACES AFTER THE PANDEMIC

By FLORIDA DAILY
June 29, 2021

At the end of last week, Florida TaxWatch (FTW) released “Beyond the Pandemic: Long Term Changes and Challenges for K-12 Education in Florida,” a report and the second installment in the taxpayer research institute’s COVID-19 Legacy Series...READ MORE

 

PARENTS COULD REQUEST TO HOLD THEIR YOUNG STUDENT BACK A GRADE FOR NEXT SCHOOL YEAR, BUT TIME MAY BE AN ISSUE

From Florida Phoenix
By Danielle J. Brown June 29, 2021

Parents of elementary-aged students may be able to hold their children back a grade due to academic concerns for the upcoming 2021-22 school year, as families continue to think about the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact. READ MORE

 
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