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Press Release – Rep. Metz Files Bill to Repeal District Cost Differential

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Leesburg Chamber Executive Director Sandi Moore, City Commissioner Dan Robuck III and City Manager Al Minner attended the Lake County Legislative Days in Tallahassee. One of the Leesburg Area Chamber’s initiatives addressed was Leesburg’s Economic Development Climate, they communicated the importance of K-12 public education system and its effect on local business recruitment and economic development in the Leesburg Area.
Education Funding for Florida schools is decided based on the Florida Education Finance Program funding formula.  “The current FEFP results in Lake County School District being #66 (out of 67) in State funding despite being number 19 in student population”.

Groveland, Florida-State Rep. Larry Metz (R-Yalaha), filed House Bill 4047, seeking to repeal the District Cost Differential (DCD) contained within the Florida Education Finance Program (FEFP) funding formula for K-12 education.

For More Information:  Press Release – Rep. Metz Files Bill to Repeal District Cost Differential

 


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