In an historic first, Teach Florida is pleased to announce that $645,000 has been allocated by the Florida state legislature in its first ever allocation to fund security in Jewish schools. To show our appreciation to the sponsors of the funding, Senator Lauren Book and Representative Randy Fine, please click here to send an email expressing your gratitude for their work and commitment to our student’s security and safety.
Teach Florida is pleased to announce that increases in per pupil funding of the tax credit scholarships successfully passed the Legislature in the last hours of the 2017 session. These scholarships provide tuition support for low income families sending their children to nonpublic schools.
Next fall, full scholarships are expected to jump almost $500 from $5,868 to $6,354 for elementary school students and more than $1000 to $6,931 for high school students. This will be a tremendous boost for our schools and for our families.
2,686 students attended Jewish schools on this and special needs scholarships this year, and we anticipate the number will continue to grow as it has in past years.
Teach Florida supports this year’s proposed expansion of the tax credit scholarship program for low-income students and the Gardiner and McKay scholarships for special needs children. 2,743 Jewish students are currently attending Jewish day schools and yeshivas on these programs, out of 136,879 total Florida scholarship students.
Teach Florida works with schools to maximize all available funding and increase funding levels for security.
Teach Florida helps schools navigate government programs and applications to make sure they receive the funds they are due. Our staff meets with school administrators and boards to review programs. Our goal is to make sure our schools receive the federal, state and local funds available to them.
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