Contact the Members of the Florida Legislature and urge them to prioritize education by meeting the Governor’s Recommended Budget for K-12 Education.
The current per K-12 student funding is $6,915, well below what the funding districts were receiving in 2007-2008.
Governor Scott recommended an increase in total funding to K-12 education of $842 million, more than either the Florida Senate or the Florida House is recommending.
Governor Scott recommended per student funding of $7,176.23, an increase of $261.33, more than either the Florida Senate or the Florida House are recommending.
If the Legislature is serious about prioritizing education, they should minimally meet the Governor’s proposed budget funding levels.
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Please contact these legislators and urge them to do what’s right for our children and public education.
Senator Andy Gardiner (850) 487-5013 firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator Tom Lee (850) 487-5024 email@example.com
Senator Don Gaetz (850) 487-5001 firstname.lastname@example.org
Representative Richard Corcoran (850) 717-5037 email@example.com
Representative Erik Fresen (850) 717-5114 firstname.lastname@example.org
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