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Miami-Dade Community Groups Say School District Contracts Aren’t Fair

The Urban League of Miami and the local NAACP want the Miami-Dade school district to stop work on a $1.2 billion bond project to renovate schools and upgrade their technology. The groups believe black-owned businesses aren’t getting a fair chance at school construction projects. It was a district review of contracts — a legal requirement […]

Study: Florida Charter Students Receive $2,130 Less Than District School Peers

Florida charter school students receive $2,130 less in funding, on average, than students who attend traditional public schools, according to a new study from the University of Arkansas’ Department of Education Reform. Only Tennessee charter school students receive more funding than traditional district students. The gap ranges from $12,736 per student in Washington, D.C. to […]

Task Force Recommends Property Tax Increase For School Funding

A task force established by the Florida Legislature last spring is charged with making recommendations for equitable funding of charters and other schools operated by a school district. The K-12 Public School Facility Task Force met yesterday to discuss facility funding legislation. Last month, the task force recommended that “the legislature identify a stable and […]

State Task Force Proposal Would Require School Districts To Fund Charter School Facilities

A state task force is considering a proposal which would require local school districts to give money to charter schools for facilities. Construction, maintenance and other capital expenses has been a growing concern for Florida schools as the state funding for those programs has decreased. A Florida Department of Education task force will meet this […]

Enrollment In Florida’s Traditional Public Schools Expected To Shrink

Florida will have fewer kids enrolled in traditional public schools in the coming years. That’s the consensus of the Education Enrollment Conference. The panel of state economists and legislative staffers is compiling projections for public schools over the next decade. The reason for the enrollment forecast is money. The panel recommends school district renovation and […]

Board Of Governors Seeking Solutions For Construction Funding

Florida universities say declining money for construction and maintenance is possibly the biggest budgetary challenge the schools are facing. As Florida homes have become more energy-efficient, the state is collecting less in taxes for the Public Education Capital Outlay fund that funds building projects. The Florida Board of Governors will put together a a task […]

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