Life and politics from the Sunshine State's best city

Tag archive

Gardiner Scholarships

Bill Montford complains about school spending during scholarships debate

in Statewide by

The Senate’s leading education expert unloaded Friday on spending levels for schools contemplated in the Legislature’s compromise $83 billion state budget. During debate on extending Florida’s corporate tax exemption scholarship program, Sen. Bill Montford complained that base spending per student would decline in the public schools next fiscal year, notwithstanding a modest increase in the school budget. “In the budget that you’re going to look at Monday,” he said, “the basic student allocation next year will be $27 less than it…

Keep Reading

Go to Top