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Flagler Claims School Funding Formula Has Unfairly Penalized the District for Years. A Controversial Bill Could Change That.

| March 28, 2019

Flagler was receiving $300 less per student than the average $7,200 per-student share because of the so-called District Cost Differential, which takes a complicated set of “amenities” into account to divvy up state education dollars.

More Charter Schools, and Debit Cards to Teachers, as Scott Unveils Education Agenda

| October 29, 2012

The most controversial element of Scott’s plan could potentially prove to be measures to increase the role of charter schools, removing enrollment caps on existing charter schools and allowing school districts to operate their own charter schools.

Gov. Scott Claims to Make Education His Top Priority. Democrats Are Doubtful.

| September 14, 2012

With Gov. Rick Scott visiting several public schools this week and highlighting what he says is his understanding that Floridians want good schools and his intention to do something about it, Democrats teed off on the GOP education funding record.

Appeals Court Lets Lawsuit Over School Funding Proceed, Florida Supreme Court Next

| November 23, 2011

An 8-7 ruling by the First District Court of Appeals overturned the state’s effort to stop the lawsuit and may lead to a momentous decision by the Florida Supreme Court interpreting the state’s responsibility to adequately pay for education under the Florida Constitution.

Conklin: Time to End the Legislature’s
Betrayal of Florida’s Promise to Our Children

| May 15, 2011

Describing relentless attacks on education and a state of fear in Tallahassee that cost her her own job recently, Flagler County School Board member Colleen Conklin explains why local school boards must take a stand against the state’s erosion of public education.

Conklin Calls on Flagler School Board to Sue Scott and Legislature Over Education Funding

| April 6, 2011

Flagler County School Board member Colleen Conklin says the state has abdicated its constitutional responsibility to properly fund education, and wants the board to sue the state. The board will discuss the matter on April 19.

Flagler Schools Prepare to ‘Awake the State’ As Night of Long Budget Knives Falls on Florida

| March 7, 2011

As school employees prepared to demonstrate against massive state budget cuts on Tuesday, the Flagler School Board got closer to proposing cuts of its own that would eliminate classes and up to four dozen teachers.

Election Primer: Class-Size Amendment 8 Is a Reasonably Multi-Edged Sword

| October 21, 2010

With the class-size amendment — Amendment 8 — approving it would save money and give schools some flexibility, but it would let the Legislature off the hook on its financial commitment to education.


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