Tag: Laura Wykoff

Florida schools roundup: Funding, Bright Futures, closing schools, safety and more

Education funding: The Florida House PreK-12 Appropriations is preparing to take a closer look at how state money is divided among school districts, including hiring a consulting group to make recommendations on adjusting the school-funding formula. That formula, known as the Florida Education Finance Program, uses several factors to decide[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Security, Hope Scholarships, school closings and more

Issues for BOE: In its only meeting before the legislative sessions begins March 5, the Florida Board of Education urges lawmakers to boost funding for armed security and mental health services in schools, and to give districts greater flexibility on how they deploy the guardian program that arms school staff.[Read More…]