Painful cuts are on the way
Public school districts across the state of Florida are bracing themselves for funding cuts that could result in the loss of tens of millions of dollars in state funding.
Long anticipated cuts are a step closer to reality as the Florida House and Senate budgets are fixed and the reconciliation process begins.
Each proposal contains significant reductions in per pupil funding which could translate into layoffs, reduction in programs and even the closure of schools.
Florida has traditionally underfunded its public education system and the proposed cuts will severely test the ability of school district to maintain quality while attempting to satisfy state mandated initiatives that impose greater accountability, much more to come.....