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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

See the chancellor's memo and the list of penalties for more details.

[Last modified: Monday, September 20, 2010 11:40am]


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