As the state appeals a Leon County circuit judge’s ruling that a congressional redistricting plan violated the Florida Constitution, another battle about the plan is poised to play out in federal court.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s “Report of Transportation and Protective Services” shows the department spent $9.4 million dollars on salaries and travel expenses during the fiscal year ending June 30.
Nearly 400 students are currently registered for the course in Leon County, which will be taught by seven teachers in six high schools, according to an LCS spokesperson. Some educators have voiced concerns about the course and following the law, he said. But LCS is choosing to “take the commissioner at his word” and teach the course in full.
The controversy has forced schools to scramble to form new instruction plans just days ahead of the new school year. WCTV has reached out to Leon County Schools about what course of action other schools in the district will take.
By The Associated Press and CHRIS MEGERIAN and BRENDAN FARRINGTON
The new curriculum includes instruction on how slaves benefited from skills that they learned. It also focuses more in early grades on achievements of African Americans rather than the injustices they faced through slavery and segregation.
An Orange County circuit judge this week will hear arguments on a request by Walt Disney Parks and Resorts to toss out a lawsuit filed by a revamped special district amid a feud between Gov. Ron DeSantis and the entertainment giant.
The Florida House could be poised to take up a bill that seeks to prevent transgender men and women from using bathrooms that don’t line up with their sex assigned at birth, after one Republican said Monday it’s “like we have mutants living among us on planet Earth.”
A proposal to increase penalties for interfering in Florida sports events wouldn’t prevent fans from storming the field after big wins, according to a former All-American football player sponsoring the measure in the Senate.
The Republican-controlled House on Friday passed a measure that would make every Florida student eligible for taxpayer-backed school vouchers, as Democrats and other critics slammed the expansion as a “coupon for millionaires.”
Florida doctors could lose their medical licenses if they order puberty blockers, hormone therapy or surgery for minors diagnosed with gender dysphoria, under a Florida Board of Medicine rule that took effect Thursday.
A Florida House panel Tuesday backed a proposal that would expand a controversial 2022 law barring instruction about sexual orientation and gender identity in early grades and restrict the way students and teachers can use their preferred pronouns in schools.