BUDGET DETAILS: Alongside the big numbers that gained most of the attention, Gov. Ron DeSantis also released his proposed conforming bills that offered more specifics about his education priorities for the coming legislative session. Among them, explanations of which teachers might qualify for raises and bonuses, and a plan to expand Florida’s voucher program.
REORGANIZATION: School boards across Florida select new leadership this week in their state-mandated reorganization meetings. Hillsborough board members picked Melissa Snively to be their chair. Pasco board members chose Colleen Beaudoin for theirs. New chairmen also were selected in Duval County and Lake County.
CONTRACT TALKS: Pasco County’s school-related employees reach a tentative agreement that provides 3.25 percent raises, with more for some categories of the lowest paid workers.