Failure to meet AYP costs Florida school districts $7 million
Florida K-12 chancellor Frances Haithcock sent the word to superintendents late Friday: Districts' failure to meet all adequate yearly progress standards under the federal No Child Left Behind Act will cost them.
The $7.1 million in total penalties will be removed from districts' Title I administrative funds and must be put directly toward fixing the areas where they did not make AYP. Districts must document their plans by Nov. 5.
Locally, the amounts are:
- Hernando, $49,854
- Hillsborough, $531,556
- Pasco, $175,800
- Pinellas, $287,735