Gov. Ron DeSantis recently approved the largest budget for public education in Florida’s history. Flush with federal stimulus cash, the plan includes teacher bonuses and increased per-student funding, and generally avoided the deep cuts that many feared might follow pandemic-fueled tax revenue decreases. Still, some school district officials have worries. Read on for that story and more Florida education news.
Several district finance officials anticipate spending cuts despite the bigger budget. Some interested parties from the left and the right suggest they’re crying wolf. • Brevard County officials said they expect a $16 million shortfall, and are running out of places to cut, Florida Today reports. • It’s not all bad news. The state exceeded its tax revenue projections again in April, the News Service of