Tuesday, 08 May 2007 01:00
Education Funding 2Written by WGCU Newsroom
Another group who is enjoying a good year thanks to legislative decisions is educators. The session ended last Friday with a budget of 24-billion dollars for education across the state.
Officials at the Florida Department of Education say that money will go to reducing class size, increasing spending per student, and workforce education funding. Press secretary for the FDOE Thomas Butler says there was nothing bad about this year’s legislative session when it came to education.
“First off we are extremely pleased with this budget…it’s just a phenomenal effort on the part of the governor and the legislator. Right off the bat, it’s an increase over last year’s educational budget and we saw some key increases in certain programs that we’re really excited about.”
Butler says there will be increases for reading programs and things like virtual tutoring. Butler says one of the major victories for education is the fact that there were no cuts in this year’s education budget.