« Shane Strum takes job with Keiser U | Main | Signs that teacher bill moved too quickly? »

Senate: Make smaller education cuts than House

First, Gov. Rick Scott proposed a 10 percent budget cut to education funding. Then, the Florida House drafted a plan to slash per-student funding by 7.7 percent. On Thursday, the Senate unveiled its initial proposal -- with a 2.28 percent cut.

The Senate still makes serious cuts elsewhere, particularly to funding outside of the per-student measure, which is the money the state sends school districts based on their student population.

But the chamber wants to make the per-student pot and money for voluntary pre-kindergarten a priority, Sen. David Simmons, R-Altamonte Springs, told the Senate Pre-K-12 budget subcommittee Thursday.

"The House budget is significantly less than the Senate's proposed budget," Simmons said, calling it "roughly level funding" compared to last year.

More to come.


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

The comments to this entry are closed.