The Seminole County School Board will decide on Dec. 17 whether to join a coalition of school districts nationwide suiting JUUL, makers of the best-selling e-cigarette. The lawsuits filed so far charge JUUL products have made vaping popular among teenagers, setting the adolescents up for health problems related to nicotine addition and causing numerous discipline issues on campuses.
Orange County's teachers union is to count votes this afternoon on a proposed teacher compensation package. Teachers rejected an earlier proposal in July, but this one offers bigger raises and pushes back planned hikes in insurance costs. The count is slated to begin at 1 p.m. but results likely won't be announced until late at night.