House budget writers unveiled an education spending plan Monday that would provide public schools with almost $47 less per student than Gov. Rick Scott proposed, and a key senator said his chamber was also unlikely to meet the governor’s number when a Senate blueprint is released Tuesday.
Florida’s state board that oversees the states’ schools wants a boost in school funding for 2015.
If Florida Gov. Rick Scott is re-elected, he’s promising to boost school funding to its highest levels.
Florida lawmakers appear to be moving toward increasing spending on school-safety spending and change the way law enforcement officers posted at schools are funded.
Every one agrees that more money should be put into our public schools, but no one wants to pay for it.
House and Senate negotiators struck a deal on the state’s education budget Thursday, little more than 24 hours after the first offers were exchanged on the $12.8 billion spending plan.
Lawmakers in Tallahassee actually want to spend more money on state schools.
The days when students carried heavy text books home from school every night to do their homework are just about gone. Students are now going online to get their textbook material.
After spending 25 years in the Broward County School District, Thursday is Broward County Schools Superintendent Jim Notter’s last day. Notter, 64, has been at the top of the school system for just under four years.
In the final hours of the legislative session Florida lawmakers approved an education budget which slashes the amount schools receive from the state by nearly 8 percent, or $542 per student.