Senate Republicans Roll Out Massive Education Budget

Jordan Kirkland - March 19th, 2019

On Tuesday, Senate Republicans rolled out their education budget for the year, which would increase spending on public schools to $22.2 billion, which is $1.1 billion more than Gov. Ron DeSantis' initial proposal.

The measure would allocate the $22.2 billion to public schools, an increase of around $350 per student.

The Senate plan would also provide $68 million to help Florida schools hire at least one safety officer for each school, $46 million to assist struggling schools, $31 million to address youth mental health issues, and $14.2 million to assist any schools in the Panhandle who lost enrollment due to Hurricane Michael.

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