Tag: Sen Bill Nelson

Florida schools roundup: DeSantis wins, tax hikes pass, board elections and more

Statewide races:┬áRepublican Ron DeSantis, who strongly backs school choice, wants 80 percent of all education spending directed into the classroom and pledges to expand the state’s K-12 scholarship programs and career and technical education opportunities, narrowly wins the governor’s race over Democrat Andrew Gillum. In other statewide races, Gov. Rick[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: School security, lawsuit appeal, felons and more

School security:┬áThe Hendry and Suwannee county school boards adopt the state’s guardian program and will have school employees carrying concealed weapons in all their schools next August. The school boards will decide who becomes a guardian, and the county sheriff’s departments will provide the training. WBBH. Suwannee Democrat. The Pasco[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Transgender bathrooms, charter schools and more

Transgender bathrooms: The Sarasota County School Board is split on issuing a district-wide policy on bathroom use by transgender students. For now, the issue will be decided case-by-case by individual schools. Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Charter district: Florida Sen. Bill Nelson joins the Florida League of Women Voters in opposing a constitutional[Read More…]