REQUIRING 65 PERCENT OF SCHOOL FUNDING FOR CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION; STATE’S DUTY FOR CHILDREN’S EDUCATION

Reference:
ARTICLE IX, SECTIONS 1 AND 8; ARTICLE XII, SECTION 28

Summary:
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Requires at least 65 percent of school funding received by school districts be spent on classroom instruction, rather than administration; allows for differences in administrative expenditures by district. Provides the constitutional requirement for the state to provide a "uniform, efficient, safe, secure, and high quality system of free public schools" is a minimum, nonexclusive duty. Reverses legal precedent prohibiting public funding of private school alternatives to public school programs without creating an entitlement.

Sponsor:
Florida Taxation and Budget Reform Commission

Status: Removed
Made Ballot: 04/28/2008 
Ballot Number: 9  
Election Year: 2008 




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