HEADING HOME: Citing family commitments in Ohio, Hillsborough County schools superintendent Jeff Eakins announces he will retire in June 2020. The School Board must next decide whether it wants to hold a national search, or hire from within, as it has done the last four times the job came open.

SCHOOL SECURITY: The Florida Education Association raises several pointed questions about the state’s updated school security law, as the Department of Education reminds districts about their mandate to follow the rules.

TEACHER UNIONS: Two Florida teacher unions — Jefferson and Santa Rosa counties — are decertified for lacking sufficient membership, failing to meet requirements of a 2018 law, The Center Square reports.

FIRST RESPONSE: Clay County school district employees and other workers train to help

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