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Fire Departments In Alachua County Dealing With Increasing Turnover Rates Due To Lower Salaries

A dual firefighter and emergency medical technician working at the High Springs Fire Department earns an average of $29,704 annually. The same position at Alachua County Fire Rescue equates to $33,357 per year. The salary for the same position at a South Florida town of Boca Raton is $47, 448 per year. “The turnover rate is high for us, compared to what we’ve been at in previous years,” said Harold Pheus, deputy chief of Alachua County Fire Rescue. “That’s one thing that has made us concerned about our wages.”

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Baby Gator Daycare Price Out Of Reach For Some Student-Parents

During the 2015-16 school year, Baby Gator received $288,000 in funding from UF students' fees, which are, by law, meant to reduce student-parents' child care costs. According to the Baby Gator director, these funds are not sufficient and UF student fees would have to be increased to further discount the cost of Baby Gator tuition for student-parents.

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