Published: May 12, 2011 5:18 PM EDT
Updated: May 12, 2011 2:18 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's school districts still are facing $7.7 million in penalties for violating current class size limits although lawmakers loosened them for the future.

The executive director of the Florida School Boards Association said Thursday that most and maybe all districts will meet the new standards.

Wayne Blanton said that as a result the association may reconsider its plans to sue over the penalties.

A bill awaiting action by Gov. Rick Scott would revise the limits, but it also approves the penalties calculated by Education Commissioner Eric Smith after most districts appealed.

About $4 million of the penalties was chalked up by the Palm Beach County School District, which did not appeal.

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