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…

House committee moves forward with joint resolution to stop paying school board members Haley Brown March 12, 2021 HJR 1461 House Joint Resolution 1461 School Board The proposal would require school board members to work for free. Fleming Island Rep. Sam Garrison wants to put the school board members’ salary on the ballot in the next General…

SESSION: Day 1 Schedule

Today marks the first day of Florida’s 2021 Legislative Session. Legislators have arrived in Tallahassee for 60 (or possibly more) days of policy making and budget balancing. Several bills were filed over the weekend that contain language that could potentially affect school districts and school boards. FSBA will provide an updated bill tracking list this…