Grand jury: Florida schools, police bickering over security

Some Florida school districts and law enforcement agencies have not fully complied with security measures enacted after a 2018 high school massacre because they are bickering over who is responsible, an interim report by a statewide grand jury says. Read More Read First Interim Grand Jury Report

Teacher bonuses vs. salary increases: The debate continues over teacher pay

At Florida’s State Board of Education meeting this week, board member Michael Olenick talked about the realities of teacher pay in Florida.  You can’t use a teacher “bonus” to get a mortgage or an auto loan, he said. You need overall salary increases that boost annual teacher pay. “I’m using the word ‘raise,’ Olenick said. …