Schools will face the bulk of the nearly $1 billion in spending cuts Florida lawmakers will take this week to balance the budget, including a cut of $47 million to Miami-Dade schools and $35 million to Broward schools, according to details released Tuesday.
Meeting on the second day of a two-week special session to cut the state budget by $2.3 billion, lawmakers said they are attempting to shield classrooms from the deepest cuts. The proposed trims amount to $465 million, including a 2 percent reduction in the state's base budget of $3,886 per pupil, or $85.42. It will be up to Florida's 67 school districts to determine which programs to scale back to implement the cuts between now and June 30. Read full story here.
Here's the breakdown:
Senate budget plan:
• Per pupil enrollment reduction: $365,059,858
• Miami: $47,562,489
• Broward: $35,561, 462
• Monroe: $1,299,342
• Base student allocation cut: $85.42 to 3,886.32
House budget plan:
• Per pupil enrollment reduction: $365,312,825
• Miami: $47,595,447
• Broward: $35,586, 104
• Monroe: $1,300,242
• Base student allocation cut: $85.51 to 3,886.23