Class Sizes / Race to the Top
“Your Voice” on Gulf Coast Live! @ noon Tuesday January 25
Collier County has the highest percentage of class size violations in the state. Lee County has no classrooms over the size limit. More than half of Florida’s 67 school districts could face fines for violating state class size limits. The Florida School Boards Association plans to challenge those fines. We’ll examine the issue from all sides.
Plus the Florida Department of education was awarded an historic $700 million grant in the federal Race to the Top Fund competition aimed at preparing students for the 21st century economy. Lee County had its full work plan approved and will get more than $9 million over the next four years. Collier County will get $4 million.