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No raises?



Swise Fresh off a Legislative Budget Commission meeting this afternoon, Sen. Stephen Wise - who also chairs the Pre-K-12 Education Appropriations Committee - had little good news for schools.

"Just trying to keep our student allocation on the positive side is going to be very, very difficult," Wise told the Gradebook, suggesting that the one saving grace might be yet another reduction in the number of students coming into Florida.

The upshot?

"I don't believe that very many school districts will be able to give raises because of where we are financially," Wise cautioned.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:35am]


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