Governor Rick Scott Announces Proposed $100 Million for Florida Charter Schools in the “KEEP FLORIDA WORKING” Budget

Governor Rick Scott announced today $100 million in proposed funding for fixed capital outlay for Florida charter schools as part of the Governor’s proposed 2015-2016 “KEEP FLORIDA WORKING” budget. The Governor made the announcement at Slam! Sports Leadership and Management Charter School in Miami. This funding will go towards improving facilities in charter schools across the state. The current year funding is $75 million for charter school fixed capital outlay.

Governor Rick Scott said, “Our ‘KEEP FLORIDA WORKING’ budget proposal provides Florida students with the resources they need to succeed in the classroom. Florida students must be able to compete for the jobs of tomorrow. That’s why we are working to provide historic per pupil funding for Florida students and invest in the schools where they learn. These investments will continue to ensure Florida students are prepared for college or a great career after they graduate.”

Over 250,000 Florida students are enrolled in Florida’s 643 charter schools. Of Florida’s 67 school districts, 46 have charter schools. The Governor will release his full “KEEP FLORIDA WORKING” budget recommendations in the coming weeks.

 

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