Tag: Larry Lee

Fla. House committee passes bill steering facilities funding to charters

The Florida House PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee approved a committee bill that would require school districts to split their local property tax revenue with charter schools. The bill passed with Republican backing and opposition from Democrats. The contentious debate delved into issues such as school choice and equitable funding. A legislative[Read More…]

Fla. House panel approves bill funding security at Jewish day schools

Citing a rash of anti-semitic threats, the Florida House PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee unanimously approved a measure setting aside $1.5 million to enhance security at all Jewish day schools in Florida. Rep. Randy Fine, R-Palm Bay, said since the beginning of the year there has been a dramatic rise in anti-Semitism.[Read More…]

Kathleen Dale committee testimony

Fla. House panel backs private school choice bill

A bill that would expand or enhance three Florida private school choice programs cleared its first legislative hurdle today with bipartisan backing. The House K-12 Innovation Subcommittee passed HB 15 on a 12-3 vote. The measure by Rep. Jennifer Sullivan, R-Mount Dora, would triple the size of Florida’s Gardiner Scholarship[Read More…]