TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (CAPITOL NEWS SERVICE) – The Florida Legislature has opted to give Florida schools a big funding boost in the 2019 budget that now awaits Governor Ron DeSantis’ signature.
It revamps the state’s Best and Brightest teacher bonus program by removing the requirement SAT and ACT scores be factored into eligibility.
“This is more bonuses than ever,” said DeSantis.
Three hundred million dollars for the bonus program is $100 million less than Governor DeSantis asked for initially, but he says coupled with increased flexible funds it can make a notable impact on teacher pay.
“You have an opportunity to see some significant compensation increases for teachers, which I think we have to do. We’re in the bottom third,” said DeSantis. “We’ve