Florida B.O.E. requests additional $10 million for charter school construction

The Florida Board of Education last week asked lawmakers to give charter schools an extra $10.2 million for classroom construction next year, increasing the charter allocation from the Public Education Capital Outlay (PECO) fund to $155 million. That recommendation was made easier by the projected growth in the gross receipts[Read More…]

Virtual school, charter school funding set in Florida budget deal

Florida’s virtual schools could see a slight funding boost, while charter schools would receive less money for facilities than they did last year, under budget agreements reached by state lawmakers. House and Senate negotiators met until about midnight on Monday, reaching agreement on budget fine print and their last remaining[Read More…]

Lots to talk about at the Florida Charter School Conference

The two-day Florida Charter School Conference officially opens Thursday with keynote speaker Deborah Kenny, founder and chief executive officer of the successful New York charter schools, Harlem Village Academies. But a pre-conference schedule the day before offers sessions on starting a charter school and networking for principals, along with a[Read More…]