Florida Governor Proposes Linking Charter Schools, OZs

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 12:45PM

The 2019 budget proposal by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis would link the state’s charter schools plan to the federal opportunity zones (OZ) incentive. DeSantis’ budget request would expand the eligibility standard for potential state-funded charter schools from being near “persistently low-performing schools” according to a state standard. Under DeSantis’ proposal, any communities in OZs would also be eligible, a proposal that would add nearly 250 Florida communities to the 47 available under the current standard.

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