Broward Schools & Property Tax Edition: Capitol to Courthouse Headliners–January 28
Jan 28, 2010
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Gov. Charlie Crist — who is running for U.S. Senate — is recommending a $22.7 billion budget for PreK-12, with a hike in per-pupil spending from $6,870 to $7,045.
The son of the late Gov. Lawton Chiles is criticizing Gov. Charlie Crist for a plan to dip into the state fund named for Chiles, and taking the opportunity to criticize Crist’s budget more generally.
Senate, House leaders point to looming budget deficit as problem.
The top two leaders of the Republican-controlled Legislature on Wednesday said Gov. Charlie Crist may be too optimistic in calling for higher public school spending in another austere budget year.
As Florida politicians get ready for this year’s legislative session and elections, they are focused on a well-worn message: It’s the economy, stupid.
Gov. Charlie Crist wants to give Florida corporations a $100 million tax cut although the state is facing a potential budget deficit of up to $3.2 billion.
More than $1 million spent despite plan to drop new school
Taxpayer costs for an abandoned elementary school project west of Boca Raton now exceed $1.3 million, leading at least one School Board member to express concern about the expenditures.
As a student who attended the Sarasota Tiger Bay Club panel discussion a few weeks ago, I am surprised at what the community had to say about education.
Educators and state lawmakers gathered this week to talk about issues of concern to local school officials and parents such as graduation requirements, Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test reform, teacher quality, technology, budgets, charter schools, career academies and virtual education.
It’s the end of an era and the beginning of a new one for Orange County schools.
When children don’t go to school, their parents could go to jail.
Teachers from Trapnell Elementary School wheeled backpacks and tote bags stuffed with supplies across the campus of Strawberry Crest High.
The Collier County School District is changing the way it looks at student report cards.
The Polk County School Board agreed Tuesday to hire a consultant and conduct a national search for a new superintendent of schools to replace Gail McKinzie, who is retiring in November.
The Lee County school board agreed Tuesday night to have a company study how to cut costs of bussing students under the district’s controversial school choice plan, in which tens of thousands of students are bused each day.
School officials will borrow $60 million to help replace two of the district’s oldest buildings as part of a federal initiative designed to improve school infrastructure.
Governor Charlie Crist today appointed Roy Terry of Naples to the Collier County School Board.
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