What to Know
- The Senate spending plan outlined Tuesday envisions $22.2 billion for public schools, an increase of about $350 per student.
Senate Republicans have rolled out an education budget that would increase spending by $1.1 billion for Florida public schools compared with the current year, a proposal that is also higher than the plan released last month by Gov. Ron DeSantis.
The Senate spending plan outlined Tuesday envisions $22.2 billion for public schools, an increase of about $350 per student over current levels. DeSantis' proposed education spending budget calls for $21.7 billion in school spending. Both proposals are higher than this year's budget.
The Senate plan would also provide $68 million to help Florida schools hire at least one safety officer for each school, $46 million to assist struggling schools and $31 million to address youth mental health issues.
The House has not yet released its education budget proposal.