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Florida education news: Bonuses, lobbyists, principals and more

PAY DISPUTE: A day after Hillsborough County teachers' weeklong protest over the district's decision not to pay out promised raises, union and administration officials headed back to the negotiating table. The district offered $1.8 million in one-time bonuses instead of the hoped for $16 million. The teachers refused.

LOBBYING: The Pasco County school district turns to two Tallahassee veterans to represent its interests during the 2018 legislative session.

MUSICAL CHAIRS: Elementary principal posts shift as two Pasco County school leaders prepare to retire.

VOUCHERS: South Florida residents explore the pros and cons of a tax credit scholarship for students bullied in public school, the Miami Herald reports.

LOCAL CONTROL: An Orlando Republican lawmaker seeks to give full power over teacher evaluations back to school districts, Florida Politics reports.

TEACHER DISCIPLINE: An Escambia County teacher has his certification suspended over football recruiting violations, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.

LABOR NEWS: Brevard County teacher contract negotiations resume after more than a month off, Florida Today reports.

SUPERINTENDENTS: Palm Beach County superintendent Robert Avossa comes up for his first possible raise after three years on the job, the Palm Beach Post reports.

TAXES: The Palm Beach school district considers asking for a property tax increase to help better pay teachers, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

SCHOOL THREATS: A Leon County high school student faces discipline after "air dropping" a hoax threat that he would blow up the school, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

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Florida education news: Bonuses, lobbyists, principals and more