Read It Very Early in the Morning Paper

SCHOOL BUS REDUCTION: More than 1,500 students would be affected as the Polk County School District proposed doing away with bus service for all charter schools and for many students who live within two miles of their schools.

POLK STATE UNION: Adjunct professors at Polk State College filed to establish a union with peers at six other Florida colleges.

COMPLAINT DISMISSED: A complaint to the Florida Commission on Ethics against Polk County School Board member Billy Townsend was dismissed this week “for lack of legal sufficiency.”

WEST PIPKIN ROAD CLOSED THIS MORNING: West Pipkin Road at the rail crossing will be closed 8:30 am to 11:30am on Friday.