Governor Scott Urges More Money for Public Schools

Florida Budget: Scott Urges More Money for Public School

By GARY FINEOUT THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Published: Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 12:09 a.m.

TALLAHASSEE | Relying on continued growth in property values around the state, Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Monday proposed increasing the amount of money for the state's public schools.

Scott, who promised during his heated re-election campaign to increase school spending to historic levels, said he wants the average amount spent on each student to rise to $7,176, about $261 higher than was allocated this school year.

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