Information the Florida Department of Education recently sent to school district superintendents indicates that the state will distribute $60 million in Digital Classrooms improvement funds despite Gov. Rick Scott’s veto of a “gap analysis” that lawmakers had requested occur before the money is delivered.
At least one lawmaker questioned whether the veto negatively affected the larger allocation. Senators sought to tie the release of funds to a study demonstrating districts’ technology needs.
Scott’s office contended that the analysis veto should not impact the technology money because lawmakers crafted their budget legislation in such a way that each item stood separately, though they were connected.