Published Online: May 5, 2015
Published in Print: May 6, 2015, as Florida Considers Shifting Building Funds to Charters

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Florida Considers Shifting Building Funds to Charters

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Regular public schools in Florida could soon be required to share money designated for construction and maintenance with charter schools in their districts.

The majority-Republican House has approved a bill that calls for districts to divert some of the local property-tax money they can raise for construction and maintenance costs to charter schools.

District officials say the move could place financial burdens on districts that are already operating under tight capital budgets that go toward expenses like maintaining aging school buildings, and building new ones.

Vol. 34, Issue 29, Page 5

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