Senate Budget Proposal Includes $14.3 Million for Hurricane Michael Impacted School Districts


More state funding could be coming to the Panhandle for hurricane Michael recovery efforts. 

The Florida house and senate released parts of its proposed budget for the 2019-2020 fiscal year.
The Senate proposal would bring the total state hurricane Michael recovery funding to $1.8 billion. The Senate plan includes $14.2 million for school districts that face losing money due to student population drops. Bay district requested $13 million this year and $27 million for next year for its operational budget. Superintendent Bill Husfelt said if this proposal passes, it could be enough to help save educator jobs.

I have a meeting with Senator Gainer and Representative Trumbull as well as FEMA, so I feel very confident they will do everything we’ve asked them to do.

Bay district lost 12.8 percent of its student population including charter schools, more than 4,000 students. 

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