Gov. Ron DeSantis submitted his $21.7 billion fiscal year 2020 budget request for the state’s K-12 education programs in February.
On Tuesday, the Senate rolled out a $22.2 billion fiscal year 2020 education plan. The House followed through on Wednesday with its own $21.6 billion education budget proposal.
The Legislature has until May 3 – the last day of 2019 regular legislative session – to cobble the three together into one adopted comprehensive education budget bill that DeSantis will sign.
House PreK-12 Appropriations Education Subcommittee Chairman Rep. Chris Latvala, R-Clearwater, introduced his $21.6 billion education proposal Wednesday, which calls for $600,000 less in spending than the Senate plan previewed Tuesday.
More than $500,000 of that difference is that Latvala’s plan includes about