|Published:||Aug 23, 2011 5:00 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Aug 23, 2011 5:00 PM EDT|
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida state Board of Education is seeking a modest increase of $117.54 per student, or 1.88 percent, for kindergarten through 12th grade next year.
The panel, though, wants a 24.4 percent overall increase for community and state colleges in its annual budget request approved Tuesday.
The board also declined to ask the Legislature and Gov. Rick Scott to resume state funding for 26 public radio and television stations.
Scott vetoed the $4.8 million lawmakers had appropriated for the stations in the current budget year, which began July 1.
Some board members, though, said they might be open to further discussion.
The panel did agree to add $8.7 million to implement state-approved curricula in Florida's voluntary prekindergarten program.
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