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Florida education news: Flu warning, district leadership, school board pay and more

GET YOUR SHOTS: The Florida Department of Health reports an increase in flu  activity across the state, prompting school districts to alert families to the outbreak.

TOP JOBS: The Hillsborough County school district sheds three administrative positions and their $456,000 in compensation.

BOARD PAY: The Florida Constitution Revision Commission Education Committee shoots down a proposal to end school board member salaries. More from Politico Florida.

USF PLANS: University of South Florida leaders seek calm amid lawmaker discussions to end the independence of the three separate campuses.

TURNAROUNDS: Lake County's Leesburg High School adopts a new improvement strategy under its new principal, the Daily Commercial reports.

BULLYING: A Bay County family blames local schools as contributing to their daughter's suicide, the Panama City News Herald reports.

PARENT INVOLVEMENT: A new survey indicates Duval County parents are detached from their school district, the Florida Times-Union reports.

AFTER THE STORM: When schools closed for hurricanes, thousands of Miami-Dade County's lowest-wage school employees did not get paid, WLRN reports. • Flagler County school officials hope a change in their overtime pay plan yields reimbursement from FEMA after Hurricane Irma, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

GRADUATION RATES: A 50 percent graduation rate at Palm Beach County charter schools does not provide the whole picture of their performance, the Palm Beach Post reports.

TODAY IN TALLAHASSEE: Revenue Estimating Conference: Outlooks for State School Trust Fund, 8:30 a.m. • Senate Education, 3:30 p.m.

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