Broward Schools & Property Tax Edition: Capitol to Courthouse Headliners–April 2
Apr 2, 2009
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The federal government released $72 million in stimulus money for local schools today, but officials still aren’t sure whether Florida will qualify for all the money it could receive under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Funding per pupil would go up in state plan
Florida’s House and Senate budget writers may be planning less painful education cuts than many predicted, but don’t expect back flips from the Broward County Click here for restaurant inspection reports School District.
Proposals designed to help cut Florida’s $6.5 billion shortfall.
Budget proposals making their way through the Legislature would ask parents and students to pay more for their public and higher education in an effort to help patch the state’s $6.5 billion budget shortfall.
Sarasota’s Nancy Detert, chair of the Florida Senate’s Committee on Education Pre K-12, is among those who have spent the past few weeks trolling the recession-dry state budget in an effort to find enough money to adequately finance public schools.
To save money, four Broward schools areas will become three, a decade after the move to four geographic offices was made to give parents and students more personalized attention.
A four-day summer work week is among the items Broward School Board members are considering at a workshop Tuesday.
A proposed change to the way the state grades high schools could cost the Broward County Click here for restaurant inspection reports School District as much as $10 million, school officials said Monday.
State Sen. Jim King, R-Jacksonville, wants to be the next university system chancellor and is ready to step down from the Legislature after 23 years if the Board of Governors will have him.
The financial outlook for Palm Beach County schools now breaks into three scenarios: A slight increase in state funding next year; a major budget cut next year; and yet another state funding reduction this year.
The city may transfer its 911 fire-rescue dispatch service to the Broward Sheriff’s Office, a move officials hope will save about $1 million in the first year of the deal.
With the boost of $14 million in federal stimulus dollars, a preliminary state Senate budget promises more money for Manatee County schools next year.
No legislator is immune when it comes to the influence of the gambling industry in Florida.
President Barack Obama promises his economic stimulus law will save hundreds of thousands of teaching jobs, but some states could end up spending the money on playground equipment or wallpaper – and the president might not have the authority to stop them.
A 35-year-old former Miami-Dade principal who graduated from college at 19 and rode the fast track from teacher to regional director of Florida schools is poised to become Palm Beach County schools’ next Chief Academic Officer.
But there’s still no promise the state will qualify for desperately needed money
ISSUE: Citizens go to Tallahassee to protest education funding cuts.
The bus ride to Tallahassee may have been long and tedious. But at least state legislators finally heard from some of the people most affected by drastic cuts to public education: parents, teachers and students.
The U.S. Department of Education will require states to provide data demonstrating progress on student achievement and teacher quality in order to qualify for a substantial portion of the $100 billion of federal stimulus money the department will distribute in coming months.
Hispanic students have become more segregated in suburban public schools over the last decade, even while blacks and Asians have become slightly less isolated, according to a new study.
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