Florida budget plan has $100 million for public schools upkeep

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Lawmakers reached a deal on K-12 education funding Monday that will pump more than $100 million into maintenance and construction for traditional public schools statewide.

District leaders celebrated the news. Most school systems have not received money from the Public Education Capital Outlay trust fund since 2011.

“This is a step in the right direction, considering the capital needs of Florida schools,” Miami-Dade Superintendent Alberto Carvalho said. “We hope this is a sign of things to come in future years.”

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