|Published:||Sep 21, 2010 3:58 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Sep 21, 2010 12:58 PM EDT|
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The State Board of Education may seek a modest increase in spending for Florida's public schools.
A proposal to ask the Legislature for $107 more for each of Florida's public school students in the next budget year is on the board's agenda Tuesday.
That would be an increase of about 1.6 percent.
The meeting in Tallahassee also includes an update on problems with this year's Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test.
The state's new FCAT contractor has paid a $14.7 million penalty for delivering the results more than a month late.
Education Commissioner Eric Smith says he may ask for more if that's not enough to cover costs incurred by school districts due to the delay.
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