• SCHOOL PAY: Polk’s School Board voted 4-3 to raise pay for veteran teachers by $650, not the $1,500 requested by the teachers’ union, and to give no raise to paraeducators and support staff. Members supporting the higher raises for teachers were Sarah Fortney, Lisa Miller and Lynn Wilson. Wilson said his vote was a protest of state-mandated millage rollbacks that hamper education funding.
  • HOSPITAL: Lakeland Regional Health has informed at least a dozen former patients that their laparoscopic hysterectomies used permanent sutures instead of dissolvable ones. Complications said to be related to the sutures prompted three recent lawsuits against the hospital.

Source: The Ledger

SEND CORRECTIONS, questions, feedback or news tips: newstips@lkldnow.com


Something went wrong. Please refresh the page and/or try again.

Barry Friedman founded Lkldnow.com in 2015 as the culmination of a career in print and digital journalism. Since 1982, he has used the tools of reporting, editing and content curation to help people in Lakeland understand their community better.

Leave a comment

Your Thoughts On This? (Comments are moderated; first and last name are required.)