ARMED TEACHERS: A bill that would allow classroom teachers to carry weapons at school passed another Florida Senate committee on the way to the floor. Along the way, the idea of letting parents opt out of participating teachers’ classes popped up, gaining some interest. • Opposition to the measure remained strong, GateHouse reports. • The Sarasota County School Board discussed whether to adopt a resolution opposing armed teachers in its schools, the Observer reports.
FINANCIAL LITERACY: A Florida House committee advances legislation to create a financial literacy half-credit high school graduation requirement, something the House has resisted for several years. But the committee amended the bill, which had been identical to the Senate counterpart, before giving its blessing.
SCHOOL NAME: The Pinellas County School Board