Florida schools bracing for cuts
Alachua County Public Schools are looking at $16 million in cuts under the proposed state budget, and School Board Member Gunnar Paulson says that may affect the quality of education overall.
“You can only cut so long, and after so much money it’s going to start having an effect on what’s happening to the product that’s being offered to the children,” he says.
Paulson says a local tax will help fund extracurricular programs, like art and music, but they may not be able to bring back all the teachers in the district next year in order to make up for the cuts. He says the district has seen more than $3 billion worth of cuts in the past 3 years which makes it difficult to function. The state overall will see a $1 billion drop in spending for education under the budget which will be voted on Friday.
This entry was posted in Local
. Bookmark the permalink
More Stories in Local
Champions Park, formerly known as Nations Park, hopes to increase tourism after replacing the management director of the park and updating the contract to include new requirements.
Gainesville took another step towards increasing government transparency through the soft launch of statGNV. The new database aims to provide more data and statistics to the general public.
Student organizations at the University of Florida organized a candlelight vigil in honor of Sept. 11 and the victims of the attacks thirteen years ago. These students shared their own stories of the backlash that followed the attacks.
A local Girl Scout donated agility equipment to Alachua County Animal Services. The equipment assists volunteers with training dogs in skills that make them more adoptable.
A plea for solidarity and strength rang out at the No Gator Walks Alone rally held in the Plaza of Americas at the University of Florida on Monday night. The event, which was planned in less than 24 hours, came [...]