Property insurance rates are soaring across Florida, and not just for homeowners.
Schools also are getting socked.
Districts across the state are seeing their premiums rise by hundreds of thousands of dollars. And they’re getting less coverage than they had before.
“I think it will get worse if Florida gets hit by another hurricane in the near future,” said Todd Stupski, risk management director for Leon County schools.
Textbooks: More than 1,500 Miami-Dade County residents have applied to serve on the school district’s social studies textbook review committee, WPLG reports.
Teacher unions: The National Education Association is conducting its annual representative assembly in Orlando, and many members are concerned that it is being held in a state that has historically been hostile to unions, according to Education Week.
Superintendents: Pasco County assistant superintendent Kim Moore is leaving to manage a 28,000-student district in South Carolina. • Manatee County superintendent Jason Wysong will be sworn in next week, as Cynthia Saunders formally departs, according to WWSB. • According to Jacksonville Today, Duval County NAACP officials are concerned about their school district’s superintendent search, claiming it appears to be a front for a predetermined candidate.
School restrooms: WJXT reported that Florida school districts are prepared for the introduction of a new legislation confining lavatory use to a person’s biological s*x at birth.
Bell schedules: School administrators across the state are concerned about how they will satisfy new requirements that high school classes begin no earlier than 8:30 a.m., according to the Fort Myers Florida Weekly. They have till 2026 to make the necessary improvements.
Accident insurance: According to WMBB, the Bay County school district is launching a new program to insure all kids in the event of an accident on campus, such as breaking their leg.