The Miami-Dade School Board is asking voters to raise their property taxes in order to boost teacher salaries and pay for additional security personnel. The referendum will be placed on the Nov. 6 ballot.
After Miami-Dade School Board members complained about vague language added, Superintendent Alberto Carvalho revised language on a property tax referendum to allocate money specifically for increased teacher pay and school security staff.
The Miami-Dade County School Board agreed to a November referendum that would increase property taxes to pay teachers. Superintendent Alberto Carvalho has added vague language, surprising board members.
Related Group CEO Jorge Pérez and his wife, Darlene Boytell-Pérez, are donating $1 million to the Honors College at Florida International University as a way of helping the school’s most talented students to stay in South Florida after graduation.
The League of Women Voters files suit and says Amendment 8 misleads voters by not spelling out that it is intended to undercut local school boards and potentially remove local authority over public charter schools.
Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High filed a lawsuit in federal court on Wednesday against Broward County, law enforcement officers and school district personnel for failing to keep students safe during the Feb. 14 shooting.
Calls to 911, all made on cellphones, were not immediately delivered to the Broward Sheriff’s Office, the agency contractually obligated to provide police support to the city of Parkland while the shooting was in progress on Feb. 14.
TechLaunch@FVI is now in its second year of teaching summer tech/coding boot camps, in collaboration with Miami-Dade Public Schools and CareerSource South Florida, for economically disadvantaged youth and minorities. The bootcamps are taught by local educators like TechLaunch@FVI and Miami Dade College.
The commission created to assess what led to the school shooting that left 17 dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High on Feb. 14 has ruled that shooter Nikolas Cruz's involvement with a school-based discipline diversion program had no effect on his ability to buy weapons.
A Florida mother suspected a kindergarten teacher at Banyan Elementary School of bullying her son and placed a recording device in his backpack. She heard the teacher call him a loser. The Miami-Dade school district is investigating.