FLDOE Emergency Order 2021 EO-02

Today, the Florida Department of Education submitted the federal waiver of certain ESSA requirements and also released EO-02 related to waiving strict adherence to the Florida Education Code (pursuant to Executive Order 20-52, made necessary by the Covid-19 Public Health Emergency). You can read the EO HERE (slide deck available later today).

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Proposal of $1,000 Bonuses for Florida’s Principals and Teachers

For Immediate Release: March 31, 2021 Contact: Governor’s Press Office, (850) 717-9282, Media@eog.myflorida.com Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Proposal of $1,000 Bonuses for Florida’s Principals and Teachers Palm Harbor, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced a proposal to provide $1,000 bonuses to public school principals and full-time classroom teachers for grades Pre-K through 12th grade in Florida. The funding for…

Gov. DeSantis proposes $1,000 bonus for public school teachers (Source: WWSB)

Gov. DeSantis proposes $1,000 bonus for public school teachers Florida Governor Ron Desantis (Source: WWSB)(WTVY News 4) By WCTV Staff Published: Mar. 31, 2021 at 12:42 PM EDT|Updated: 23 minutes ago PALM HARBOR, Fla. (WCTV) – Gov. Ron DeSantis is asking the Florida Legislature to approve a $1,000 bonus for public school principals and classroom teachers statewide in…

ARTICLE: Deep-dive: House budget loaded with infrastructure and resiliency funds via Florida Politics

Deep-dive: House budget loaded with infrastructure and resiliency funds Peter SchorschMarch 29, 20217min1 Infrastructure and resiliency are the key words in the House. The House and Senate budgets are out, and we’ve spent the weekend going through them with a fine-toothed comb. The House budget is quite a bit heftier because, unlike the Senate, it…

House PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee Chair Recommendations (3/25)

House PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee Chair Recommendations (3/25) Budget Packet (Click HERE for 3/24 post with Senate highlights) Total: $19.4B (increase of $2.7B to this base year budget) Assumes decline of 48K+ decline in enrollment Includes $334M student reserve allocation (to accommodate the scenario in which students return) Of note: Class Size Reduction Allocation is decreased…

Budget Updates – Senate Subcommittee Budget, House Funding Bill

Week 4 of Florida’s Legislative Session is coming to an end.   Look for a budget briefing tomorrow after the House meetings and for updates during Friday’s call.  For now, access these budget-related resources: Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Education Budget Recommendations (begins on pg. 133) Highlights: Total Education 22.9 B FEFP – $22.1 B maintains per FTE…