Broward Schools & Property Tax Edition: Capitol to Courthouse Headliners–May 28
May 28, 2009
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Gov. Charlie Crist signed the 2009-2010 $66.5 billion state budget today but lawmakers could be forced to come back to cut it as they did earlier this year.
Gov. Charlie Crist on Wednesday signed a recession-racked $66.5 billion state budget that required a legislative overtime to draft, raises $2 billion in taxes and fees and trims the ranks of state employees.
It’s difficult to find the good guys when it comes to funding K-12 education in Florida.
If it’s signed by the governor – and Charlie Crist plans to – HB 521 could fundamentally change the way owners challenge the appraiser’s assessment of their property value.
In a confirmation of last year’s bleak real estate picture, property values throughout most of Broward County fell for the second year in a row, according to preliminary figures released Thursday by the Broward property appraiser’s office.
The $800 billion federal stimulus bill could pump more than $200 million into Palm Beach County public schools over the next two years, U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler, D-Boca Raton, and school district officials said Tuesday.
Long-term solutions to pay for education, smart spending should follow tax hike
It took courage. But the Brevard County School Board did the right thing Tuesday night, unanimously approving a property tax increase that will bring $8.4 million in revenue for schools next year.
A new report says the Broward school district is faring a little better in closing racial disparity gaps in schools.
Broward schools have made modest progress to meet the goals set nine years ago by a historic racial equity lawsuit — though students at some older, predominantly black schools still don’t have the same resources as newer schools with more white students, according to a report presented to the School Board Tuesday.
As a follow-up to a Martin County School District investigation, the Florida Auditor General’s Office is conducting an audit of the school district’s operations, according to a Martin County School District news release.
School Board scraps controversial plans — for now. Will continue studying the issue
It’s over – for now. Orange County’s School Board, taking cues from Superintendent Ronald Blocker, halted a controversial plan Tuesday night that would have closed down six elementary schools and moved thousands of students into new campuses.
Gov. Charlie Crist has signed a bill that will make the zero-tolerance policies adopted by many Florida schools more tolerant.
Parents who homeschool their children are increasingly white, wealthy and well-educated and their numbers have nearly doubled in less than a decade, according to findings out today from the federal government.
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