Florida May Impose $43 Million in Class Size Fines

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Tallahassee, FL (AP) - Florida education officials have
proposed fines totaling about $43 million for violations of the
state's class size limits.

Figures released Thursday show the Department of Education is
seeking approval for fines against school districts ranging from
$1,308 for Walton County to $16.6 million for Palm Beach County.

So far 25 of the 35 districts found in violation have appealed.
Also, all three laboratory schools and 38 of 44 charter schools are
appealing.

The State Board of Education will consider the appeals when it
meets Jan. 18 in Pensacola. The fines then must be approved by the
Legislative Budget Commission.

School districts plan to challenge the fines in court.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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