Florida legislators on Friday endorsed a line of changes for the state’s public schools, including easing class size penalties for school districts and encouraging students to start wearing uniforms.
The Florida House passed several education bills, including one that would let privately-run but publicly-funded charter schools tap into local property taxes to pay for buildings.
Some of the ideas have been considered before.
But one new approach House leaders are pushing would provide a financial incentive to school districts that require elementary and middle school students to wear uniforms.
The House voted 102-8 for the measure (HB 7043) that would pay districts $10 more per student if a uniform policy is adopted. Districts are currently paid nearly $7,000 for each student.