Published: Apr 11, 2014 11:09 AM EDT
Updated: Apr 11, 2014 12:33 PM EDT

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Governor Rick Scott visited Allen Park Elementary today, and announced more money will be given to 40 public school in the Lee County School District.

Scott announced today that $3.5 million is going to the Lee County School District, and will be distributed to 40 public schools.

The funds are awarded based on the schools’ sustained high student academic performance or substantial improvement in student performance in reading, mathematics, science, and writing since last year.Allen Park has been an "A" school for past 13 years.

The money will be used for more equipment and staff.