|Florida education board wants hike for schools|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
TAMPA — The state board that oversees Florida’s schools wants a boost in school funding for 2015.
The State Board of Education voted Monday to ask state legislators to approve a $19.6 billion budget for Florida’s public schools.
The increase includes a $232 increase in per-pupil funding to match what Gov. Rick Scott has already proposed on the campaign trail.
The budget proposal also mirrors Scott’s push to double the amount spent on digital learning initiatives.
State legislators will consider the request during the 2015 session that starts next spring.
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