TALLAHASSEE — The Legislature plans to spend a total of $31.8 billion in state and local funds on education in 2016-17, according to the final state budget introduced on Tuesday.
That includes $20.2 billion for K-12 public schools distributed through the state’s funding formula, the Florida Education Finance Program. The sum is made up of $11.3 billion in state funds and $8.9 billion in local dollars.
The overall funding represents a $458 million increase, or about 2.33 percent, from the current budget, according to a legislative staff analysis. Per-student funding is $7,178, which is about $71, or 1 percent, higher than this year.