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Another school district in Northeast Florida is taking part in the Guardian Program, which allows armed staff to patrol school grounds.

There are more than 4,000 public schools in Florida. Democratic State Sen. Janet Cruz of Tampa is co-sponsoring a bill to filter lead out of the water used for drinking and cooking at all of them.

Cruz thinks there's money in the budget to pay for filters to remove lead from water used for drinking or cooking at public schools.

Drinking water at several Polk County Public Schools has tested positive for lead.

Now, the school district says it will test all of its schools for the highly toxic metal.

Tampa Bay Area Students Included In Free School Lunches After Irma

Sep 19, 2017

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved allowing free school lunches for all students in 48 counties that took the brunt of Hurricane Irma, state Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam announced Monday.

Tampa Bay Times

Smart but physically disabled students often end up in classes for students who are mentally or behaviorally challenged, the Tampa Bay Times reports. This is the inspirational story of one boy in that situation who fought hard to be included in mainstream classes.