Broward Schools & Property Tax Edition: Capitol to Courthouse Headliners–December 3
Dec 3, 2009
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Florida’s real estate market is crumbling so badly that the taxable property value for schools statewide will tumble 9.5 percent next year, state economists forecast Wednesday.
Whatever you think about the merits of any particular tax – or tax rate – fairness demands that Florida retailers deserve a fair “playing field” – especially when the tax involved is so dramatic that it impacts where people shop
Amendment creating disastrous financial problems
Fed up with subpar schools and do-little lawmakers, state voters in 2002 took matters into their own hands.
The half-mil property tax hike that Pinellas voters approved in 2004 and again in 2008 brought the district nearly $38 million last year.
Fresh off vacation, Palm Beach County Commission Chairman Burt Aaronson said a casino might be just the boost the embattled Glades region needs.
Lake County School Board members butted heads often with the school district’s last superintendent, Anna Cowin.
The city of mermaids may soon be no more.
When you need to raise money for and awareness of a cause, what do you do? You have a bake sale!
The new system for calculating grades for Florida’s high schools should be amended to include the student participation rate in arts courses, according to a bill filed Monday by Sen. Stephen Wise, R-Jacksonville.
Peg Smith, superintendent of Volusia County schools, has been named Florida schools Superintendent of the Year for 2010.
That’s according to the latest calculations, which the Florida Department of Education released just a little bit ago.
Florida’s latest class-size compliance list shows 29 are out of whack, with more kids in classrooms than the state’s class-size rules allow. The state’s two biggest districts, Broward and Dade, have all their schools in compliance.
Enrollment continues to decline in Okaloosa County schools.
A Hillsborough charter school committee is strongly opposing applications by the national Imagine Schools chain and Fort Lauderdale-based Mavericks in Education to open schools in the district.
The National PTA will advocate for national academic standards — called common core standards — as part of a new effort to boost rigor in public schools, the group announced today.
Cooper City parents are likely to get a one-year reprieve from controversial boundary changes that would move as many as 270 students out of Pioneer Middle School next year.
Hillsborough County commissioners Wednesday unanimously approved a contract to pay $20.1 million for nearly 1,700 acres in the northwestern corner of the county.
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